The Home School Court Report
Vol. XXII
No. 2
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March/April
2006

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District corrects form

Recently, a Home School Legal Defense Association member family contacted us when they received a copy of the local school district's Declaration of Intent form.* This form, which the family was to complete and submit by September 15, requested their child's grade level, birth date, and phone number, among other information not legally required.

HSLDA Staff Attorney Thomas Schmidt contacted the Sultan School District and explained that Revised Code of Washington 28A.200.010 only requires the name and age of each child. No parent is legally required to provide their child's grade level, birth date, or phone number on the Declaration of Intent form.

After reviewing HSLDA's letter and a copy of our Declaration of Intent form modeled after Washington law, the Sultan School District quickly realized their error and corrected their form. While HSLDA expects no more difficulties in Sultan, please don't hesitate to contact us if your district asks you to fill out a form that is not in compliance with the law.

— by Thomas J. Schmidt

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