In November, 2018, a the Public School Board in a county in Virginia, announced it would ask the state legislature change the state school attendance law re religious exemption, in effect, disallowing families from homeschooling for religious reasons. The school board’s intent was to make families only be able to teach their own, based on a definition of “satisfactory education” created by the board – not parents. Virginia recognizes that parents have a God-given responsibility (and right) to raise their children as they see fit – not how the state sees fit. At a public hearing, more than 24 parents spoke to the board against changing the religious exemption. We hope that the legislature remembers who they work for and who elected them and maintains the religious freedom of the homeschooling families of Loudon County.