It’s April 5, and George Washington vetoed a bill on this date in 1792. It was the first time a sitting President of the United States vetoed a bill and prevented it from becoming a law in its current form, and this occasion got us thinking about the times we have to say no to students, guarantors and school officials. One of the things people like best about us is that we allow students to work at their own pace and we give them flexibility in choosing online or paper-based middle school courses and online or paper-based high school courses. That combination of freedom and flexibility, however, does not mean that students are free to do whatever they want. Rules and guidelines put forth in the student handbook must be followed, as do standards put forth by our regional accreditation and state recognition bodies. Sometimes we have to tell students, guarantors and school officials no because of those reasons. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding and are thankful you made us your distance education middle school or distance education high school.