• Tell other homeschoolers: You are required to file form PI-1206 even if you begin homeschooling after the third Friday in September. (An organization based outside Wisconsin says on its website that families who begin homeschooling after the third Friday in September do not have to file the form.)
• Tell other homeschoolers: You are required to file form PI-1206 ONLINE each year you are homeschooling. (The organization based outside Wisconsin states on its website that filing a paper version of the form is an “option.”)
• Tell other homeschoolers: You can trust information from WPA because WPA took the lead in the development and passage of Wisconsin’s homeschooling law in1984 and has successfully maintained homeschooling freedoms in Wisconsin for over 30 years despite many challenges from school officials and other opponents of homeschooling.
• Tell other homeschoolers: To protect your family and your homeschooling freedoms, support WPA.
An organization based outside Wisconsin has posted inaccurate information about homeschooling in Wisconsin on their website. If homeschoolers take action based on this information, critics and opponents of homeschooling will be able to claim that homeschoolers are not obeying the law. This could easily lead to increased state regulation of homeschooling in Wisconsin, which since 1984 has had one of the best homeschooling laws in the country. Wisconsin homeschoolers are NOT required to take state-mandated tests, are NOT required to submit their curriculums for review and approval, are NOT required to report to school officials, etc. Homeschoolers in most other states are required to do one or more of these. Let’s work together through WPA to maintain our freedoms. Let’s not allow dangerous and incorrect information from outside Wisconsin to rob us of our freedoms.
See below for an explanation of these statements.