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Declaration of Participation Forms for Title II, III and IDEA

13 Feb 2018 5:21 PM | CHEK MAIL (Administrator)

Kentucky is a private school state, meaning there are no "homeschool" laws on the books! Yes, you read that right! Pioneer homeschool leaders were wise to think ahead 25 years ago when the case of private church schools and homeschooling arose. Hang in here with me for just a minute and you will understand the connection between this statement and the forms. Your homeschool is a private school that operates in your home, the exact same as the local parochial or private church schools. Have you heard the phrase, "There is strength in numbers", or "A three cord strand cannot be broken"? We fall under private school laws. Of course, the 4th amendment gives us right to privacy in our home (yea!). Many people do not understand this about our Kentucky laws, and this was the perfect opportunity to interject. Now about the forms, federal law requires that the state send every (yep, you guessed it) private school these forms; if they do not get a response they may even send you a second set. Private homeschools are under no obligation to participate or to respond. You have two options, dispose of the forms or you can write "does not apply" and return. Please be aware that we, CHEK, have seen a few districts use this as an opportunity to include a form in the packet requesting information such as children's names, curriculum, etc. You DO NOT need to fill out and return any of those, and please let CHEK or HSLDA know if such a form is included.




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