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Homeschool Faces Probation Due to School District Error
An HSLDA member family contacted us when she received a letter, dated September 3, from the school district of Levy County. The letter stated that her home education program was not in compliance with Florida law and that she would be put on “probation” as a result.
The school district made this accusation because the homeschool mother had not submitted an annual evaluation for her son in the summer. She was correctly under the impression that there was no such deadline established by state law for submitting the annual evaluation, and knew that HSLDA would help.
Senior Counsel Chris Klicka sent the school board a letter explaining the law and how there is no deadline mandated in the statute. He explained that since the family had submitted their notice of intent in February, they had till February to send in their evaluation.
After the school board received the letter they did not contact the family again.