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Is the “Letter of Termination” the same as the “Signed Affidavit”?

Updated: Jun 7, 2023

No. the “Letter of Termination” is given to the District Superintendent in order to terminate your student’s home education program. It is required by Florida law and does not need to be notarized. If parents fail to submit this document, it appears that home educators are not in compliance with the law when they fail to submit an annual evaluation. This letter simply closes the student’s home education file for purposes of compulsory attendance.

The “Signed Affidavit,” however, is a legal document and requires notarization. The Florida law states that parents can provide a signed affidavit attesting that the student has completed their home education program. In Florida law it is equivalent for purposes of admission to a Florida state college to a high school diploma or a GED. You can find a sample “letter of termination” and a sample “signed affidavit” on the www.flhef.org website under forms.

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