Missouri School District Tries Dirty Tricks To Encourage Homeschoolers To Declare

Home Schooling Legal Defense (HSLDA) issued this statement today about a Missouri school districts deceptive tactics to add to the coffers of the public school funds. It’s all about the money, folks and public education will stop at nothing to get more of your money…..

Missouri–Branson Using Ploy to get “Declaration of Enrollment”

Dear HSLDA Members and Friends:

Branson Public Schools recently sent a misleading letter to area homeschool families referring to the homeschool statute and saying, “In order to meet these requirements, we will need the attached form [a Declaration of Enrollment] completed and returned to us.”

Missouri law allows a family to file an optional “Declaration of
Enrollment.” It is rarely, if ever, to a family’s benefit to file it.
If filed, it may be treated as a public document and be made available
to any interested party, whether their intentions are honest or

When public schools use tactics like this, the motive can often be traced back to money. Public schools may get a little extra money from the state for every family that files the optional declaration.

If you think you might be one of those few families who might be benefitted by filing, please call so we can talk.  Otherwise, feel free to disregard a school’s invitation or demand to file.


Scott Woodruff
HSLDA Senior Counsel

It is always important for citizens, especially homeschooling citizens to be aware of what the laws are in your state. There will always be someone who is willing to take advantage of those who are less than vigilant about protecting their freedoms.



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