Texas Stands Strong Against Harassment of Home Schoolers; THSC Knows your Rights

THSC helps you know the rules.

The indiscriminate prosecution of Texas home school families ended with the Leeper case decision in 1994, which established that home schooling was indeed legal in Texas. However, school districts were left to their own devices as to how to decide whether families were truant or were actually home … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]