In Florida we NOTIFY our local school board that we are homeschooling.. big difference from a REQUEST to home school.. in addition we must have an annual evaluation by ANY certified teach.. of OUR choice not the governments.. this report does NOT go to the government it is for the PARENTS to know where their kids are... in most cases homeschooled kids are AHEAD of their public schooled kids.. but that is none of the governments business.. a simple letter stating that an evaluation was done and Little Jane or Little Johnnie is making progress.. PERIOD.. I would much rather this be done at the LOCAL level than at the State level..
But you don’t even have to notify the county to homeschool in Florida if you go through an umbrella school like we did. For all intents and purposes the umbrella schools are treated as private schools in this state. The Florida indoctrination system never had a clue I was homeschooling because I used an umbrella school.