From the HSLDA E-lert Service:


8/24/2010 9:24:20 AM
Home School Legal Defense Association
Iowa--Reminder: CPI Form Filing Deadline August 26

From the HSLDA E-lert Service...

Iowa--Reminder: CPI Form Filing Deadline August 26

Dear Iowa HSLDA Members:

This is just a quick reminder that your Competent Private Instruction
(CPI) form, which should be accompanied by HSLDA's "Privacy
Notification Form," is due by August 26.

If your child turns 16, or is not yet 6, as of Sept. 15, you need not
file a CPI form.

A few officials have given families CPI forms that local school
districts have modified. This should be viewed with caution. A
district that thinks it has the authority to modify the CPI form (and
they really don't!) may include unauthorized demands. If a school
district offers you a modified CPI form, please send us a copy so we
can review it.

For a child enrolled in a HSAP, questions 1, 3, and 5 must be filled
out, plus any of the other questions that the school district
sponsoring the HSAP may require (see page 6, question 23, in the
state's Competent Private Instruction Handbook, 2010-2011).

In order to protect the privacy of information on your CPI form,
include HSLDA's "Privacy Notification Form." Ideally, the privacy form
and the CPI form should be mailed at the same time. We recommend that
you mail them return receipt requested, and file the postal receipt
when it comes. Without the privacy form, your school district may
release information about your family to the public.

Although the privacy form could be sent after your CPI form, you may
be exposed to privacy violations that happen before the school system
receives it.

To get the form, go to HSLDA's homepage at On the
right-hand side of the page enter your member user name and password
(there are instructions on what to do if you don't have one). Once you
are on the members homepage, point your mouse to "members," then click
on "forms and other resources" from the drop-down menu. Click on the
state of Iowa on the map, and then on the "Privacy Notification Form"

Although use of the HSLDA form is not mandatory, other forms or
methods of asserting your privacy rights may not be effective.

Have a happy and rewarding academic year! And remember we are here to
help you. Our staff have expert knowledge in the areas of special
needs students, struggling learners, high school issues, and more, and
we would be happy to answer your questions.


Scott A. Woodruff
HSLDA Staff Attorney

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