Homeschool Probation by Mistake

A. I received a letter that I have been put on probation! I hand-delivered my Notice of Intent and test scores at the same time. My children scored above average. What should I do?

B. This may be a mistake. I hope you asked for a receipt from the superintendent’s representative when you delivered your materials. This is proof of the date the superintendent’s office received your information. A phone call with this information should solve the problem quickly.

If you don’t have dated evidence of delivering your Notice of Intent (NOI) and test scores, then you should resend them. Find your copy of the original NOI form you filed and your original test score report.

Call the superintendent’s office and ask to speak with the person who signed the letter. (Do not attempt to explain this information to a secretary.) Tell her that you hand-delivered both documents together on the same date. Ask if she will double check to see if they have them. If they still cannot find them, offer to re-send the test scores. I would send them certified, return-receipt in order to have a record that you mailed them and that they received them.

Request that the superintendent send another letter stating that you are in compliance with the homeschool statute for this school year. I expect this will clear up the situation. If not, contact me and we will work with you to get this resolved.


Yvonne Bunn
HEAV Director of Homeschool Support and Government Affairs

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