From the HSLDA E-lert Service:


8/1/2005 12:51:48 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
Arkansas--Notice of Intent Deadline

From the HSLDA E-lert Service...
Arkansas--Notice of Intent Deadline

Dear HSLDA members and friends:

For those of you planning to comply with Arkansas' home school law for
the 2005-2006 school year, we are providing the following information
by way of reminder.

Parents or guardians desiring to provide a home school for their
children must give written notice to the superintendent of their local
school district of their intent to do so and sign a waiver
acknowledging that the State of Arkansas is not liable for the
education of their children during the time that the parents choose to
home school. The notice must be filed with the superintendent at the
beginning of each school year but not later than August 15. First-time
filers must deliver the notice of intent to the superintendent in

Arkansas school officials have strictly enforced the August 15
deadline in the past, refusing to permit the student to be enrolled in
a home school unless the deadline is met. Fortunately, Arkansas law
permits withdrawal of a student from public school to begin home
schooling by filing the notice with the superintendent 14 days prior
to withdrawing the student. This 14-day waiting period may be waived
by the superintendent or local school board. Parents or guardians
desiring to start home schooling at the beginning of the spring
semester must give the notice by December 15.

Please note that HSLDA will defend any member family whose right to
teach their children at home is challenged by the state--even if their
religious convictions prohibit them from complying with the state home
school law. The information in this email is provided to those who
intend to comply with state law and to assist you in meeting the
statutory deadline.

Please contact us if you have any questions about getting started this
school year.


Dewitt T. Black, III
HSLDA Senior Counsel
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