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Home Schooling

CODE: IHBG

Maine School Administrative District No. 31

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 application and may submit comment to the Department of Education within thirty (30) days of receipt.

The Board accepts no responsibility for the unit in the application, review, approval, or oversight of such home instruction programs.  Participation by home-schooled students 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 obtained approval for equivalent instruction under rules established by the Commissioner of Education.


Legal Reference:    20A MRSA § 5001-A.3
                            CH. 125.19, C, (Basic School Approval Regulations)
                            CH. 130 (Rules for Equivalent Instruction Through Home Instruction)
Cross Reference:   JEA – Compulsory School Attendance
                            IHBGA – Home Schooling – Participation in School Programs
                            IHBGB – Special Education Services for Students in Private Schools or Home Schooling


Adopted:            12/15/1993
Reviewed:           04/29/1999