Ok, I am going to start out by saying that I am FIRMLY on the "no more than legally required" bandwagon, and have been since even before I had kids. I KNOW why it isn't a good idea to provide more than the law requires, so telling me not to do that because it will hurt other homeschooling families is going to unnecessarily raise my hackles, even if that's an irrational reaction on my part. I already know that and agree with it!
Someone behind the desk at our local elementary office gave me the wrong info for where to turn in my paperwork. I called the correct office, and the person who answered the phone said I needed to turn in their application. Ok, I know they're wrong and that the law doesn't say I have to use their form, and I'm notifying not applying, and there are some things on there that aren't required.
Here's their form.
Here's the law.
So, do I take my own paperwork in and feign ignorance of their application that the person behind the desk insisted I MUST fill out to submit? The person I spoke with on the phone insisted twice that I would need to fill out their application, even after I said twice that the law doesn't require that and that I already have paperwork with everything required. She said, "The application is what you need to do to hand in your paperwork." Do I bring in my own paperwork and a copy of the law, tell them that I have what is required, and that I will supply no more than that?
I'm mostly annoyed that the person on the phone told me twice that even though the law didn't require me to use their form, I still needed to.