From left to right: Voydatch's lawyer John Anthony Simmons, Brenda Voydatch, Voydatch's husband Zack Voydatch.
CONCORD, N.H. -- The New Hampshire Supreme Court heard arguments Thursday on whether a 11-year-old girl should have been ordered by a court to attend public school.
Brenda Voydatch, of Meredith, had been homeschooling her daughter, Amanda, from first through fourth grade.
But the child's father, Martin Kurowski, who has joint custody, said she wasn't receiving the proper amount of social interaction and wanted her moved into public school.
In July 2009, a Superior Court ruled for the father and ordered the girl be transferred to a public elementary school. She has spent the last year and a half at Interlakes Elementary School in Meredith.
Voydatch appealed the ruling and the issue was brought before the state Supreme Court this week.
Voydatch's lawyer, John Anthony Simmons, said the child was moved out of the homeschooling atmosphere because of the mother's religious beliefs. He said the ruling violates the mother's religious and parenting rights.
Kurowski's lawyer, Joshua Gordon, said the case has nothing to do with religion and is about the kind of education and lack of social interaction the child was experiencing. He said there is no constitutional right to homeschooling and the court was forced to rule one way or the other.
No timetable has been set for the ruling on this case.