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Equivalent Instruction – Home Schooling

CODE:  IGBHA

Maine School Administrative District No. 31

EQUIVALENT INSTRUCTION (HOME SCHOOLING)


Requests to fulfill the compulsory school attendance law through equivalent instruction by home schooling shall be made by the parent to the Department of Education with a copy submitted to the superintendent.  The superintendent may review such applications and may submit comment to the Department of Education within 30 days of receipt.

The board accepts no responsibility for the unit in the application, review and approval, or oversight of home instruction programs.  Participation by home schooled pupils in the public school program shall only be permitted as described elsewhere in board policy.

The superintendent shall maintain a roster of all students eligible to attend school within the school unit who have been excused for equivalent instruction.


Legal Reference:    RULES FOR EQUIVALENT INSTRUCTION THROUGH HOME INSTRUCTION, CHAP. 130 BASIC SCHOOL APPROVAL
                            REGULATIONS, CHAP. 125.1 TITLE 20A MRSA SEC. 5001 A.3


First reading:        11/17/1993               
Adopted:              12/15/1993