Kevin and Katrina Hoeft, who homeschool their children, are contesting the idea that kids aged 14 and up have to give a statement on their religious beliefs to a government entity. The policy was passed by the school board in 2013.
“We believe the public schools have really departed from teaching kids about the role of God in life,” Kevin Hoeft told CBS 6 in an interview.
School Board Chairperson Michael Payne said the board was advised that the policy is ‘legally sound’ and that they were ‘doing the right thing’ by implementing the policy. The board is encouraging comments at their meeting Tuesday, and the Hoefts said they plan to challenge the policy.