Legal/Homeschool Laws
Laws that regulate home education vary from state to state. It is important to understand the legal requirements in your state and to be aware of legislative and other legal issues that affect homeschoolers in your community. We've compiled resources that will help you become informed. Although homeschooling is legal in all 50 states, and the vast majority of homeschoolers face no problems, you may find that you need legal assistance at some point in your homeschooling career. We've compiled a list of resources to help you find the support you need. And if you'd like to become more involved in working towards homeschooling freedoms, we discuss some of the issues facing homeschoolers that we hope you find compelling.
State Laws
Read the laws regulating home education in Florida and browse through the case law and legal opinions relating to those laws, along with government publications relating to homeschooling and summaries of the laws.
Forms
Which forms do you need to fill out? Where can you get them? Here is a list of useful forms for homeschooling in Florida.
Legal Support
If you need legal information or have run into a legal situation regarding your decision to homeschool, these resources will be helpful.
Lobbying Groups
A listing of local and national lobbying groups and information on how you can become involved in the political process to ensure the freedom to homeschool is protected.
Attorneys
When searching for an attorney, it is helpful to know whether he or she has experience working with homeschoolers and is interested in protecting the right to homeschool.
Legal Issues
Is homeschooling legal? Which laws pertain to homeschoolers and which don't? How do homeschoolers protect their rights to freely educate their children and to preserve their privacy?
Government Resources
A listing of local and state government resources, including your state's Department of Education, school districts, and Senate and House of Representative information.
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Notice of Intent to Establish and Maintain a Home Education Program
Sample Notice of Intent in pdf format. You do not have to use a form provided by the School District nor provide any information beyond what is required by law.
Florida House of Representatives
The official site of the Florida House of Representatives. You'll find information about the current session, along with a daily schedule and links that allow you to contact your representative.
Flagler County School Board
Contact information for the Flagler County School Board.
District Contact Information (Home Schools)
This is a complete listing by school district of district contacts for home schools. Includes names, phone numbers, fax numbers, and email addresses.
Home Education Annual Evaluation Form
Sample home education annual evaluation form in pdf format.
High School Transcript Form
A sample blank transcript form.
School District of Clay County Homeschool Packet (pdf)
In this packet, you'll find information about Florida Statutes relating to homeschooling, plus sample intent to establish a home education program form.
Notice of Termination of a Home Education Program
Sample Notice of Termination of a Home Education Program in pdf format.
Lake County School Board
Lake County is divided into five districts with one school member residing in each district. All members serve a four-year term. Visit the Board Calendar for dates of meetings, agendas and minutes for the current school year. Also find contact information for each school board member.
1003.43 General requirements for high school graduation.
Addresses the miniumum of 24 academic credits needed for graduation. States the distribution of those credits.
School District of Clay County Home Education Office
This website offers guidance to parents who wish to home school their child in Clay County. Here you'll find forms, portfolio examples, annual evaluation form, and other information.
Martin County School Board
Contact information, board rules, agendas and minutes for the Martin County School Board.
Santa Rosa County School District
Information about the Santa Rosa County School District.
1003.23 Attendance records and reports.
(2) All officials, teachers, and other employees in public, parochial, religious, denominational, and private K-12 schools, including private tutors, shall keep all records and shall prepare and submit promptly all reports that may be required by law and by rules of the State Board of Education and district school boards. Such records shall include a register of enrollment and attendance and all persons described above shall make these reports therefrom as may be required by the State Board of ...
Gadsden County Schools
Website for Gadsden County Schools.
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