From the HSLDA E-lert Service:


2/11/2004 5:31:24 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
Kentucky--County Demands More Information

From the HSLDA E-lert Service...

February 11, 2004

Dear Kentucky HSLDA members and friends:

Each year, Kentucky public school districts are required to notify
individual families of their opportunity to participate in federally
funded programs. Many counties fulfill this obligation without
causing homeschoolers any distress, but some counties have a habit of
sending "heavy handed" letters that demand information that
homeschoolers are not required to provide. We want all Kentucky
homeschoolers to know their rights in order to preserve them. If
your district sends you a "Declaration of Participation Form" and
demands that you fill it out and return it, you are under no
obligation to do so. We encourage homeschool families to provide a
short, courteous response in writing. All you need to say is, "Our
school does not intend to participate in any federally funded
programs this year. If you have any questions or concerns, you may
contact our attorney at the Home School Legal Defense Association."
This provides your district with all the information they need.

Homeschools have maintained their independence by generally choosing
not to participate in programs funded by state or federal
governments. By "just saying no" to government benefits,
homeschoolers have avoided an enormous amount of regulation. Thank
you for doing your part to keep homeschooling successful and


Scott Somerville
HSLDA Staff Attorney

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