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5/9/2008 4:51:53 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
Florida: Miami-Dade County Schools Sends Misinformation

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Florida: Miami-Dade County Schools Sends Misinformation


May 9, 2008


Dear HSLDA Members and Friends,

Recently Miami-Dade County Schools sent a letter which contains two
erroneous pieces of information. First of all, they gave a July 1,
2008, deadline to submit the annual evaluation. The actual law does
not require the evaluation to be submitted on any particular day as
long as it is submitted within one year of the original notification.
The other inaccurate information concerns the district's review of
your portfolio. The letter cannot give a blanket fifteen day notice to
all homeschoolers. I have been working with the homeschool law in
Florida for 23 years and the original legislative intent was to
provide a mechanism for the school district to check on homeschool
families if they had evidence or probable cause that the family was
not in compliance with the law.

I have been working with the Florida Department of Education, and they
agree that these two statements are inaccurate. Furthermore, the
Department of Education learned that Miami-Dade County Schools does
not intend to enforce the July 1, 2008, deadline or to review any
portfolios whatever.

At this point, our recommendation is that you ignore their letter and
simply send in your evaluation or test scores within one year of the
establishment of your homeschool.

We have written to the Miami-Dade School District asking for a
correction. You may view a copy of this letter here:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=5109

Sincerely,

Christopher J. Klicka


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