Home School Legal Defense Association is the country’s advocacy association for homeschoolers since 1983, and is a must-have resource for all homeschoolers in America. Whenever an interested or new homeschool family inquires what their first step is, I always say go to their site
- Find your state here,
- Go to the upper-right-box which shows the State’s Resources, for example “Indiana Resources”,
- The first link with say “LAWS: How to legally homeschool in (your state).”
- Click the first link which will be a PDF “A Legal Analysis”.
- Advice: Opt for minimum reporting, which is the least you have to do legally. In other words, I’ve never done anything “optional”.
I prefer this method and shared this with dozens (or 100s) of families, because you can keep a PDF handy. It’s armed with the state statutes ready for any school district who tries to sway you incorrectly and to their advantage.
While you’re there, become a HSLDA facebook fan too, I’ve found this resource has been a good replacement (at least for me) for their email list for alerts and news. They’re new to twitter, but it doesn’t hurt to follow them too.
Category: Homeschooling 101