I have a dear friend and fellow former teacher who homeschools her children and has done so for 15 years. She gave me a quick run-down of our state and local laws a couple of months ago.
I read the home-schooling statutes for myself last night. My friend was actually incorrect about a couple of the laws.
And that is why you must read the laws yourself. Know what paperwork must be submitted to the district/county or state. Know what testing and other accountability measures are required. Because ignorance of the law is no excuse.