From the HSLDA E-lert Service:


8/13/2012 9:35:12 AM
Dee Black--HSLDA
Arkansas--Notice of Intent Deadline

From the HSLDA E-lert Service...

Arkansas--Notice of Intent Deadline

Dear Arkansas Members:

For those of you planning to comply with Arkansas' homeschool law for
the 2012-2013 school year, we are providing the following information
by way of reminder.

Parents or guardians desiring to provide a homeschool for their
children must give written notice to the superintendent of their local
school district of their intent to do so and sign a waiver
acknowledging that the State of Arkansas is not liable for the
education of their children during the time that the parents choose to
homeschool. The notice must be filed with the superintendent at the
beginning of each school year but not later than August 15. First-time
filers must deliver the notice of intent to the superintendent in

Arkansas school officials have strictly enforced the August 15
deadline in the past, refusing to permit the student to be enrolled in
a homeschool unless the deadline is met. Fortunately, Arkansas law
permits withdrawal of a student from public school to begin
homeschooling by filing the notice with the superintendent 14 days
prior to withdrawing the student. This 14-day waiting period may be
waived by the superintendent or local school board. Parents or
guardians desiring to start homeschooling at the beginning of the
spring semester must give the notice by December 15.

Please note that HSLDA will defend any member family whose right to
teach their children at home is challenged by the state--even if their
religious convictions prohibit them from complying with the state
homeschool law. The information in this email is provided to those who
intend to comply with state law and to assist you in meeting the
statutory deadline.

The 2012-2013 Notice of Intent to Home School and Home School Waiver
has been posted at (Requires
Adobe Acrobat Reader .

Please contact us if you have any questions about getting started this
school year.


Dewitt T. Black, III
HSLDA Senior Counsel

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