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Conestoga Doubles Affidavit Demand

A member family in Pennsylvania wondered if state law had changed when they received a letter asking for an additional homeschool affidavit. The letter was mistaken.
NEWS

New Jersey: “Homeschooling Must Be Approved”?

When a mom decided to start homeschooling her son, an official at the public school he had attended made several unfounded demands. After our attorney got involved, the official finally stopped.
NEWS

State School Census no Excuse for Demanding Extra Info from Homeschoolers

A district official told a homeschool family they had to provide their child’s birthdate as part of a school census authorized by state law. We think it’s a policy that needs to change.
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Filing Declaration Instead of Affidavit Simplifies Homeschooling in Pennsylvania

A Pennsylvania homeschool family can file an unsworn declaration (meaning no notary signature is required) rather than an affidavit.
NEWS

New York District: We Need Your Homeschool Notice Three Weeks Early

A public school district asked families to turn in their homeschool notices early to give officials plenty of time to process the paperwork. Not only is this contrary to regulations, it shows the need for streamlining homeschool law.
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Wrong Test. Wrong Health Form. Pennsylvania District’s Bogus Demands Pile Up.

Last time, they wanted this homeschool mom to hand in a health form the law doesn’t require. This year, they told her to test her daughter using an exam based partially on Common Core. On both occasions she asked HSLDA for help.
ARTICLE

Many Pennsylvania Districts Making Unlawful Demands

We’re reminding officials what the law actually says.
NEWS

New York District Charges Family with Neglect—a Year after They Moved

A homeschool family followed all the rules when moving their program to a neighboring county. A year later, they were under investigation.
NEWS

Turns Out, Only Elected Officials Can Make the Law!

A Pennsylvania school district tried to demand that homeschool families submit proof of residency. The homeschool regulation only allows them to collect certain information.
RESOURCE

Pennsylvania District Transfer Letter

If your family is moving from one school district in Pennsylvania to another, use this form as instructed.
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