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Lynchburg City, Virginia

8/31/23

HEAV has resolved the district requiring a child’s gender, race, Hispanic status, date of birth, and grade as well as the difficulty experienced in delivering NOIs by the August 15 deadline. We are pleased to share that positive progress has also been made in these additional areas:

Revised Status of Home Instruction Form:

  • Text indicating an inaccurate requirement that parents must possess a “degree from an accredited institution” will be edited to ensure consistency with the law.
  • The form will be edited to ensure the description of curriculum text is consistent with the law.
  • The Virginia Certified Tutor checkbox will be removed from their form as it is a different law with different legal requirements from the homeschool law.
  • Because public school districts do not keep scholastic records of homeschool students, the following text will be removed: “The items checked below have been received by Lynchburg City Schools and will become a part of your child(ren)’s scholastic record.”

Revised District NOI Form:

  • The following fields will be indicated as optional: gender, race, Hispanic status, date of birth, grade, current school or enrollment, and questions regarding special education services eligibility.
  • The form will be edited to ensure the description of curriculum text is consistent with the law.

HEAV appreciates Lynchburg’s commitment to the Virginia Code and the parents it serves as well as its diligent efforts to promptly and correctly resolve parent concerns.

Read more about school district incidents here.

We’d love to hear from you! If you have questions or need assistance, please contact us at 804-278-9200 or via our contact form.

Patricia Beahr
Assistant Director of Government Affairs

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