Letters of Intent to Homeschool
Minnesota law requires homeschooling families to report certain information to their school district once a year. The specific statute that addresses reporting, Minn. Stat. 120A.24, subd. 1, is fairly easy to read and understand.
One of the best ways to get a general idea about how to report is to read through the following forms we have prepared to help you comply with the Minnesota requirements.
- Initial Report to Superintendent (PDF) – This is the form homeschoolers fill out when they either a) first begin homeschooling their child over the age of seven years, or when they withdraw their child from school.If your child is under age of seven years old, but was previously enrolled in public school, you may need to file this form upon removing them from school. See Minn. Stat. 120A.22, subd. 6e)
- Letter of Intent to Continue (PDF) – This is the form homeschoolers can use each year as they continue to homeschool beyond the initial year.
Reporting By Letter
Many Minnesota Homeschoolesr’ Alliance members opt to use the MHA Homeschool Reporting Forms in order to submit their annual homeschool report, however, one does not need to use a form. Some of our members prefer to simply write a letter to their school district to inform them of their educational intent for the forthcoming school year.
Other Reporting Forms
There are several reporting forms in the Minnesota homeschooling community. Your school district may have forms of its own that it wants you to use, or may routinely send you the Minnesota Compulsory Instruction Report (PDF)–a form created by the Minnesota Department of Education. You are not any obligation to use the form the district provides. There is no legal requirement for which form you use; the law only addresses what information you must provide the school district.
Regardless of which reporting form you choose, always be sure to keep a photocopy of it for your records.