Religious Exemption for Preschoolers

Q. I would like to seek a religious exemption for my three-year-old preschooler since, as a parent, I have been teaching him from birth. Can I send a letter to the school board for my child at any age?  …

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Religious Exemption Sample Letters

Q. Are there sample letters for pastors or friends to go with a religious exemption letter?   A. The law does not require parents to include additional letters from pastors or friends supporting their beliefs; however, letters of support may…

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Religious Exemption Moving Within the State

Q. Our religious exemption has been recognized by our school board, but now we plan to move to another city in Virginia. Do we have to go through the religious exemption process again? A. No, your school board complied with…

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Religious Exemption Form

Q. I mailed a religious exemption letter to my county school board, and the superintendent responded by sending me a religious exemption form to fill out.  Must I provide both a letter and a form? A. The law does NOT…

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Religious Exemption

Q. I’ve filed a Notice of Intent for several years, and have now decided to change to religious exemption. Do I have to explain why I didn’t initially file under religious exemption?   A. If you write a letter to…

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Religious Exemption and Driver Ed Correction

Note: This Q&A is a follow-on post to the “Religious Exemption and Driver’s License” Q&A published last week. Q. I’m a little confused and think some details may be missing from last week’s question about religious exemption and driver’s education….

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Religious Exemption and Driver’s Licenses

Q. We are homeschooling for religious reasons, and my teen wants to get a driver’s license. The DMV says I need a letter. What can I do? A. The Virginia Code requires that the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) have…

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Religious Exemption and Notice of Intent

Q. Do I file a Notice of Intent (NOI) if my family is religiously exempt? A. No, if you have met the requirements of religious exemption, you do NOT file a yearly Notice of Intent. Parents who have sincere religious…

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Testing and Religious Exemption

Q. Should I send in test results if I’m homeschooling under the religious exemption statute? A. No. If you are homeschooling because you have sincere religious convictions against sending your child to school and you are under the religious exemption…

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