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New Jersey
New Jersey

August 29, 2014

Newark Schools Threaten Family with Prosecution

Scott Woodruff answers questions and assists members regarding legal issues in New Jersey. He and his wife homeschooled their children. Read more >>

A Newark family withdrew their daughter from public school and gave a courtesy letter to her principal. A school representative began contacting the family with annoying frequency. The representative threatened that the family would be charged with truancy if they did not fill out an application to homeschool.

The family asked HSLDA to help. Senior Counsel Scott A. Woodruff wrote a letter explaining that the family had done all that is required of them under New Jersey law. He included a copy of “Frequently Asked Questions: Homeschooling,” the document that contains state policy toward homeschooling.

The annoying phone calls promptly stopped. The family never heard anything further from the school system.

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