Florida Definitions and links to relevant statutes below:
provide some knowledge to themselves. With that knowledge decisions which
will have lifetime consequences have to be made.
want for their children. Then they have to figure out how to achieve their
desired goals within the legal framework. Parents of school-age children
have to constantly be aware and on guard to protect not only one’s own
parental rights, but the also the well being of all children. Personally I don’t
think this responsibility stops merely because one’s children are older than 18.
learning is any better than any other, it merely is an information exchange
network. In order to make informed decisions one needs real information, not
The “Florida HomeEducation 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.
to negotiate through the legal (maze) necessary to provide your children with the
education that you want for them. There are plenty of hoops to jump through!! And
plenty of pit-falls to avoid at the same time.
HEP student – home education program using these statutes – http://www.flsenate
.gov/statutes/ index.cfm? App_mode=Display_ Statute&Search_ String=&URL= Ch
1002/SEC41. HTM&Title= – >2003-> Ch1002-> Section%2041# 1002.41
index.cfm? App_mode=Display_ Statute&Search_ String=&URL= Ch1002/SEC42. H
TM&Title= – >2003-> Ch1002-> Section%2042# 1002.42
Tutoring program students – using these statutes http://www.flsenate .gov/statutes/
index.cfm? App_mode=Display_ Statute&Search_ String=&URL= Ch1002/SEC43. HTM
&Title= – >2003-> Ch1002-> Section%2043# 1002.43
Public school student – enrolled in some incarnation of the government schooling system
which includes traditional public schools, home bound students, charter school students,
etc. One commonality is that these students would be required to take the FCAT no matter
what incarnation of public school they are using.
with the exception of public schooled students, but is without legal meaning in this state and
therefore useless in a discussion on legal issues. It is however what most, if not all, people on
this list engage in on a daily basis despite what legal definition and hoops we have chosen to