ACTION ALERT! HSLDA (Home School Legal Defense Association) is asking for immediate help to stop a truancy order that threatens the rights of homeschoolers under an unusual “emergency” timeline. The meeting is tonight at 6:00 p.m. at the DeKalb City Council including a possible vote.
“This ordinance gives the police sweeping power to arrest (“detain”) any homeschooled child they think may be truant and enroll them in public school… Additionally, the compulsory age of 17 will be changed to 18, under this ordinance.”
HSLDA is asking citizens and parents of all school children – public, private and homeschooled to attend. All children will be affected, but homeschoolers would be hurt the most.