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8/9/2010 4:14:33 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
Kentucky--Deadline to File Notice of Private Homeschool

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Kentucky--Deadline to File Notice of Private Homeschool

Dear HSLDA Members,

As many of you know, each private homeschool program in Kentucky is
required to notify the superintendent of the local public school
district of the students they have enrolled in their homeschool
program. This notice should be made within two weeks of the beginning
of each school year. Your notice should include each child's name and
age as well as your address.

While you are not required to use any particular form, the Home School
Legal Defense Association has a form that you can use to submit this
information to your local school district. You can find this form, and
many others, here: http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=8847

In Kentucky, private homeschool programs operate under private school
law. Anyone operating a private homeschool program is required to keep
attendance and scholarship reports.

While school officials occasionally try to insist that you must open
up your homeschool program for inspection at any time, the "best
practice document" makes it clear that local school officials should
only investigate homeschool programs in specific situations. According
to the best practice document, if you submit your notice within two
weeks of the beginning of the school year, you are presumed to be
operating a bona-fide private school and are not to be investigated
unless there is evidence of a compelling nature that indicates you
cannot operate or maintain a bona-fide school.

Most school districts in Kentucky begin their school year either in
the first or second week in August. If you have not already submitted
your notice for this year, we would suggest that you submit it as soon
as possible. While you are not required send your notice in any
particular way, you might want to send it with delivery confirmation
so you have a record of the school district's receipt of your notice.

This information is provided to better assist our members. If you have
any questions please don't hesitate to contact us.


Sincerely,

Thomas J. (Tj) Schmidt
HSLDA Staff Attorney

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