From the HSLDA E-lert Service:


8/11/2011 4:25:29 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
Kentucky--Deadline to File Notice of Private Homeschool

From the HSLDA E-lert Service...

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 school district of
the students that they have enrolled. This notice should be made
within two (2) 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 one that you can use to submit this
information to your local school district. You can find this form, and
many others, on our Kentucky members' resources page:

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.

Since most school districts have started their school session this
week, we suggest that you submit your notice as soon as possible if
you have not already done so. While you are not required to send your
notice in any particular way, you might want to send it with delivery
confirmation from the USPS 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.


Thomas J. (Tj) Schmidt
HSLDA Staff Attorney

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