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October 25, 2005

Woodland Park District Creates Their Own Deadlines

Homeschool families in the Woodland Park District received a letter from the Assistant Superintendent, dated September 9, 2005. The letter stated that the “Intent to Home School” form must be returned to their offices no later than September 30, 2005. In addition, the letter stated that if the district does not receive the necessary paperwork, the district will have “no other option than to file noncompliance with the courts.”

These mandates from the district were unnecessary and unenforceable by law.

Colorado statues only state one deadline, which is to submit the intent letter fourteen days prior to the establishment of the homeschool program.

HSLDA Attorney, Chris Klicka wrote a letter to the Assistant Superintendent in response to the September 9, 2005, letter explaining that the district’s letter was incorrect and that HSLDA had advised their member families to not comply. Since HSLDA became involved we have not heard from Woodland Park.