Saturday, October 31, 2009

The Legal Steps to Take Before Homeschooling

I know there are so many of you out there want to homeschool your children but don't really know where to start. Before you really get into the fun part of the homeschool journey, you must first cover all legal areas. It is legal to homeschool your children in all states, however the laws from state to state vary. Each state is different. Some states do not require you to report to your Board of Education or take any standardized test. some states may require you have some kind of teaching certificate, or you have to present your curriculum to the Board for review and approval. It varies, so please make sure you research the homeschooling laws. If you have a child in the public school system an d would like to withdraw them, call you child's school and ask for the necessary steps. Do not just pull them out without going through the proper procedures. It can be something as simple as writing a note. When withdrawing your children from school ask for all paper work i.e. shot records, parent info., anything pertaining to your child. You do not want any unnecessary paperwork floating around in the system. Once you know the homeschooling laws of the land in which you reside then the fun part can begin. I have added a link to a site with the homeschool laws in all states.
http://www.hslda.org/laws/default.asp
Peace

2 comments:

Daviyd - Goal Digger Consul General said...

Thanks for a very thorough and informative post, most parents wherever they live should insure their rights to homeschool and that their homeschool is a law-abiding one...

MahoganyHomeschooler said...

Your very welcome. A lot of parents who are seeking alternatives don't know their rights and the states will not openly provide that information. They need as many heads in the public schools as they can get.