Letter to Snyder ISD – February 9, 2012

Recently a member family contacted THSC requesting help in response to continued harassment from the Snyder Independent School District following the withdrawal of their daughter to homeschool. Tim responded by written communication to the authorities involved, educating them on Texas law and the … [Read more...]

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...]