How To Notify School District
So you decided to homeschool. Congratulations! Welcome to a fantastic journey! I’m sure you’re scared, excited and perhaps a little overwhelmed.
Here are some helpful tips to get you started!
Ohio Homeschool Law
We recommend you read the Ohio Revised Code, to familiarize yourself with your rights as a homeschooling family. This is easily found through a search on HSLDA's website.
Who must notify? If your child is between the ages of 6-18 by September 30, you need to notify the superintendent of your local school district. Remember, you are notifying them that you are exercising your right to homeschool; you are NOT asking for permission to homeschool.
Click here to access the notification form. Along with this form, you will need to send an outline of the classes and curriculum you are planning on using. Click here to view some samples of outlines.
Every subsequent year you notify, you will send the one of following in addition to your Notification Form:
-Standardized Test results for each child or
-Narrative Assessment for each child (click here for assessment form)
Tips For Sending Your Paperwork to Superintendent
*We recommend sending in your notification form and outline at least 2 weeks before your school district starts classes.
*If you homeschooled the previous school year, include your assessment form or standarized test results.
*Keep a copy of everything you mail to the school district!
*Send your paperwork by cerified mail with a return receipt. This will provide proof that you sent the proper paperwork in time.
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