The Home School Court Report
VOLUME XV, NUMBER 6
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NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 1999
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Form Not Required

This form must be completed each year,” stated the notice of intent form from the Platte Canyon School District. Since the Home School Legal Defense Association member family who received the form had already filed their notice of intent, they contacted our office immediately.

It is incorrect for the school district to suggest that its own form must be used. While an annual notice of intent is required by law, it does not need to be submitted on any particular form.

Platte Canyon’s form asked for personal information and agreements not required by law. For example, the document asked the parents to certify that the home school would be in compliance with law; to keep certain records for each child; to permit the superintendent to review such records; and to sign a statement that they would adhere to the form’s provisions.

HSLDA attorney Scott Woodruff explained to the district that its form demanded many items outside the requirements of law and recommended the form be substantially revised.