Religious Exemption From Compulsory Attendance
Religious exemption is not home instruction. It is a request that your child be released from compulsory school attendance through his/her eighteenth birthday. Parents may or may not elect to provide instruction during this time period. Proof of academic progress is not submitted. Students who have been exempt are not eligible to participate in any testing opportunities or to enroll as a part-time student with Loudoun County Public Schools.
How do I request a religious exemption for my child?
STEP 1: Write a letter to the Loudoun County School Board Chairman containing the following information:
STEP 2: Acquire a detailed letter or affidavit from a friend, relative or member of your faith or religion, including pastors, deacons or others knowledgeable in the faith system, demonstrating the sincerity of you and your child's beliefs and the length of time you and your child have held these beliefs. At least one letter or affidavit is required.
STEP 3: Mail these documents together to:
Loudoun County Public Schools
Attention: Mr. Eric Hornberger
21000 Education Court
Ashburn, VA 20148
STEP 4: Once the documents have been received and reviewed, they will be submitted for the next, scheduled School Board meeting. If approved, families will be sent an approval letter via
U. S. mail.
Incomplete requests will not be processed.
Last Modified on February 1, 2012