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Searles Decision

In the Matter of Johnna M. Searles

The complete opinion of In the Matter of Johnna M. Searles, a District Court Opinion from 1990, can be viewed as a pdf file. (Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)

From the opinion:

"At issue at this time is the school authorities' request that the child be ordered to enroll in the Amesbury Public Schools, or an approved private school, pending the approval of a home education program for the child in accordance with the statutory standard and the guidelines articulated by [Charles]."

"...I conclude that an order that the child enroll in the Amesbury public schools (or an approved private school) is premature at the present time."

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