From the HSLDA E-lert Service:


6/29/2005 2:15:02 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
Florida--Miami-Dade County Requires Non-existent

From the HSLDA E-lert Service...

June 29, 2005

Florida--Miami-Dade County Requires Non-existent "Deadlines"

Dear HSLDA members and friends:

In a letter dated June 1, 2005, the Miami-Dade County Public Schools
Homeschool Coordinator stated that,

"While the law does not require the submission of annual evaluations
in June of every year, the district has chosen this month to
facilitate the processing of the documentation."

The letter further states that the school district is now implementing
a deadline of July 1, 2005, for the submission of all annual

Several HSLDA members received this letter and contacted our offices
immediately because they were concerned that they would miss the

HSLDA responded to the letter with a letter of our own, stating that
Florida statutes do not give the public schools authority to create a
universal deadline for evaluations. The law does require that families
submit annual evaluations, but those evaluations need not be submitted
until one year from the date that the family notified the school of
their homeschool program. Since each family notified at a different
time, the "deadline" will therefore be different for each family.

If you live in the Miami-Dade County area and have received this
letter, do not respond to it. You do not need to follow the July 1,
2005 deadline unless you notified the district of your homeschool
program on July 1, 2004.


Christopher J. Klicka, Esq.
HSLDA Senior Counsel

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