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8/30/2010 11:18:12 AM
Home School Legal Defense Association
Maine--Reminder: Annual Notice, Assessment, Caution

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Maine--Reminder: Annual Notice, Assessment, Caution

Dear Maine HSLDA Members:

This is just a reminder that if you operated under Maine's homeschool
statute last year, your annual notice that you intend to continue home
educating a child is due (along with the child's annual assessment) by
September 1. It should be sent to the state Department of Education,
and a copy to your local public school system.

This year you must use extra caution if you plan to use a form on the
Maine Department of Education's website, or one your local school
system sent you.

The Department of Education's website
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=8997 lists three "subsequent year
letter" forms. One is correct and the other two contain errors.

The Department's old one--the one labeled for 2008-2009--is actually
correct. If you choose to use it, simply make two changes. Cross out
"2008-09" and pencil in "2010-11". Cross out "2007-08" in both places
it occurs and pencil in "2010-11".

The Department's last two forms--the one labeled for 2009-10, and the
one for 2010-11--unfortunately are incorrect. They call for all the
information that is necessary for an INITIAL notice of intent. The
subsequent year letter, on the other hand, requires only name,
address, and the names of the children whom you intend to continue
homeschooling.

A better plan is simply to use the subsequent year letter form that is
available to you at no cost as a member of HSLDA on the members only
section of our website, http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5465 You can
be confident it contains no errors.

Remember to keep copies of each item until the homeschool program
concludes, as the law requires.

I hope this an excellent year for you and your family. Thank you for
being part of HSLDA and supporting the mission of advancing
homeschooling.


Sincerely,

Scott Woodruff
HSLDA Staff Attorney

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