Letter to Lamesa ISD – September 13, 2011

As another school year got underway, THSC found it necessary to inform an elementary principal at Lamesa ISD that it is not necessary for a parent or guardian to make an appearance at the school or complete school forms to disenroll their child if they have given written notice of withdrawal; … [Read more...]

Home Schooling and Child Custody

While the issue of the legality of home schooling in Texas was settled in 1987 in the Leeper v. Arlington ISD case, the decision of which was confirmed by the Texas Supreme Court in 1994, that case dealt primarily with the compulsory attendance laws of the state of Texas. The state had argued in the … [Read more...]

Letter to Marshall ISD Follow-up – March 14, 2011

After a Marshall ISD school official arrived at the door of a member family with the local constable and insisted on seeing the children and reviewing curriculum, Tim Lambert followed up with a letter to the school informing them of the laws regarding home schooling. The constable told Mr. Lambert … [Read more...]

Letter to Marshall ISD – March 10, 2011

After receiving a certified letter of withdrawal, a school official continued to call and threaten a member family, finally arriving at the family’s home with a constable demanding to see the children and review the curriculum. The member refused to let the school official enter her home and called … [Read more...]

Letter to Lamesa ISD – January 20, 2011

When the assistant principal from Lamesa Middle School called the THSC office to ask the staff to inform a member parent (whom we had advised in the proper withdrawal procedure recommended by the Texas Commissioner of Education) that she must come to the school and fill out the paperwork that was … [Read more...]

Letter to Seven Lakes High School – December 13, 2010

When a THSC member was contacted by the public school after sending a written letter of withdrawal via certified mail and asked to come to the school to complete a withdrawal form, Tim responded with a letter informing the school of the TEA policy concerning the withdrawal of students. Read the … [Read more...]

Letter to Lockhart ISD – October 17, 2010

Although the children of an Association member have never been enrolled in school, a Lockhart ISD attendance officer filed truancy charges against her and her children. After she was summoned to appear in justice of the peace court, she contacted THSC. Tim Lambert wrote a letter to the Lockhart ISD … [Read more...]