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by Yvonne Bunn

Religious Exemption for Preschoolers

Posted on Aug 17 2014 by Yvonne Bunn

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?   A. When sending a letter to the school board regarding religious exemption, you are asking […]

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Religious Exemption Sample Letters

Posted on Aug 12 2014 by admin

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 be helpful in a school board’s decision-making process. HEAV does not have sample letters for […]

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Religious Exemption Moving Within the State

Posted on Nov 17 2013 by Yvonne Bunn

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 the Virginia religious exemption statute and acted on behalf of the state of Virginia when […]

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Religious Exemption Form

Posted on Nov 6 2013 by admin

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 require a parent to complete a religious exemption form. Forms often ask for more information […]

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Religious Exemption

Posted on Jun 12 2013 by admin

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 the school board expressing your religious convictions, it is not required to mention that you […]

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