Originally Sent: 8/4/2014

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Hampton Won’t “Accept” Your Notice of Intent?

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Senior Counsel Scott Woodruff answers questions and assists members with legal issues in your state. He and his wife homeschooled their children.

Dear HSLDA Member in Hampton, Virginia:

We are hearing reports that some school officials are telling families that they will not “accept” a family’s notice of intent unless it is on Hampton’s own form.

Fortunately, it does not matter whether Hampton “accepts” your notice of intent. You don’t need their acceptance!

All you need to do is send a proper notice of intent, and your job is done. What the school does with it after that just does not matter.

Because Hampton is being so uncooperative right now, you should mail your notice of intent by certified mail, return receipt requested. When the green postal receipt comes back, staple it to your copy of your notice and put it with your permanent records. If you instead hand deliver your notice to the school office, you may have to stand there and listen to an uninformed official lecture you about how they won’t “accept” it because it is not on Hampton’s own form.

As always, if the school system tells you that your notice neglected to provide information required by law, you should check it out. Sometimes well-meaning families forget to mention something on their notice that really is necessary.

I had a lengthy conversation with Nanci Reaves, an attorney for the school system today. She tells me they are making some changes to their form. I have asked her to send me a copy so I can review it.

For more details, read our two previous articles about Hampton’s form:

Scott A. Woodruff, Esq.
Senior Counsel,
Home School Legal Defense Association

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