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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Affidavit for High School Completion
Sample affidavit for high school completion form.
Political Action Updates
Home Education Foundation monitors legislative action that affects homeschoolers in Florida. Check on the latest information and pending issues.
Dixie County School Board
Contact and other information for the Dixie County School Board.
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.
St. Lucie County School Board
The SLPS Board sets policies and rules that govern the administration of the school district. The board operates according to both Florida law and state Department of Education regulations, and it sets policy only when members meet in official session.
Florida Notice of Intent to Provide Home Education
Sample form to provide notice of intent.
1003.21 School attendance.
(1)(a)1. All children who have attained the age of 6 years or who will have attained the age of 6 years by February 1 of any school year or who are older than 6 years of age but who have not attained the age of 16 years, except as otherwise provided, are required to attend school regularly during the entire school term. (c) A student who attains the age of 16 years during the school year is not subject to compulsory school attendance beyond the date upon which he or she attains that age if ...
Notice of Termination of Home Education Program Sample
Sample printable form of notice of termination of home education program.
Martin County School Board
Contact information, board rules, agendas and minutes for the Martin County School Board.
ParentalRights.org
ParentalRights.org envisions a world where the vital child-parent relationship is protected and preserved. Their campaign exists to secure a constitutional amendment that defends the rights of parents to direct the upbringing and education of their children. They believe that no government, regardless of how well-intentioned it might be, can replace the love and nurture of a parent in the life of a child. Their our sole purpose is to amend the U.S. Constitution to protect parental rights. Withou...
Gadsden County Schools
Website for Gadsden County Schools.
Florida Department of Education
The website for the Florida Department of Education.
Home Education Annual Evaluation Form
A sample of an evaluation letter written by a certified teacher upon completion of an annual evaluation.
Florida Home Education Law
The Florida Home Education Law list exists to network all homeschoolers interested in legislative issues in Florida regardless of any group affiliation. Those homeschooling via a private school or the home education statutes are welcome to discuss issues here.
Sample Notice of Intent to Establish and Maintain a Home Education Program
A sample of a letter sent to the county school board stating intent to home-educate one's child(ren).
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