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July 17, 2001
Officials Must Apply the Law

ST. AUGUSTINE—The school district informed an HSLDA member family that they must fill out a Notification of Intent to Establish Home Education Program form. This misapplication of the law was corrected after HSLDA wrote the school district, explaining Florida law does not require families to submit a specific form or provide grade levels. One of the many benefits of home schooling, we explained, is the flexibility that enables the parent/teacher to adjust the curriculum to the needs of the child. As a result, the child is not tied to a specific grade level but may work at a variety of grade levels in different subjects. Often, home schooled students are able to excel beyond their "traditional" grade level. When the same form was sent to a member in Highlands County, HSLDA provided a similar response to the school district.