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

This post is part of a series titled, “Homeschool Q&A.” The series features questions we’ve received from parents on a variety of topics–and the answers! Note: This Q&A is a follow-on post to the “Religious Exemption and Driver’s License” Q&A…

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Religious Exemption and Driver’s Licenses

This post is part of a series titled, “Homeschool Q&A.” The series features questions we’ve received from parents on a variety of topics–and the answers! Q. We are homeschooling for religious reasons, and my teen wants to get a driver’s…

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Religious Exemption and Notice of Intent

This post is part of a series titled, “Homeschool Q&A.” The series features questions we’ve received from parents on a variety of topics–and the answers! Q. Do I file a Notice of Intent (NOI) if my family is religiously exempt?…

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Testing and Religious Exemption

This post is part of a series titled, “Homeschool Q&A.” The series features questions we’ve received from parents on a variety of topics–and the answers! Q. Should I send in test results if I’m homeschooling under the religious exemption statute?…

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