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Mistaken School District Corrected

The Clark County School District revised their “Notification of Intent to Provide Home Instruction” forms this year. However, the district erroneously stated that parents must provide this notice for all children between 5 and 18. The law only requires reporting students from ages 7 to 17.

Home School Legal Defense Association wrote the district on behalf of our member families living in Clark County. We explained that the form was incorrect and enclosed a Nevada Attorney General’s opinion from February 2000 that clarified that 17-year-old students do not have to be enrolled in school. After reviewing HSLDA’s letter and the attorney general’s opinion, the district agreed to revise its form to comply with the law.

HSLDA advises our member families to avoid using school district forms when possible, among other reasons because these forms almost always ask for more information than is required by law. — Darren A. Jones