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February 26, 2007

Burnet School District Requires Homeschoolers to Fill Out Unnecessary Form

The Burnet School District recently learned of a Home School Legal Defense Association member family who had not enrolled their children in public or private school. For this reason, the school district contacted the family and told the family that they were required to declare that they are being homeschooled, and could only do so by filling out the “Home School Declaration Form” that they provided.

The family told HSLDA about this requirement. HSLDA responded with a letter to the school district, informing the school district that a homeschool family in Texas is legally considered to be operating a private school, and that no forms or notification are required to operate the school.

HSLDA told the school district that they could not tell families to fill out the forms, as it is illegal.

If you live in the Burnet School District area and are told that forms are required for you to fill out in order to homeschool, please contact our offices immediately.