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Home School Notification Deadline Extended

Thu, 07/23/2020 - 08:37
Parents must notify their school districts' superintendents if they plan to homeschool their children.

Parents who are interested in home schooling their children must submit written notice of their intent to do so by Aug. 1. The state provided an extension of the original July 1 deadline because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Letters of home school intent should be sent to the families' respective school district superintendents. For families who choose to begin home schooling after the start of a regular school year, this notification must be made within 14 days of that start.

In home schooling, state law requires parents to provide "competent" education for the equivalent of 180 days of in-school instruction. Parents must also file annual instruction plans and textbook lists for each child, and must submit quarterly progress reports. Students educated this way are assessed on an annual basis either by standardized test or portfolio review, and if children fall behind, their parents must create and submit remediation plans.


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