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Homeschooling in Missouri

by Mary Ann Kelley

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Missouri Homeschooling

Helpful Information, Links & Tips for Homeschoolers in Missouri

Time4Learning Parent Discussion Forum - Missouri

Discussions and Resources for Missouri Homeschoolers

TheHomeSchoolMom - The Show Me letter politely asks school officials to show where the law says the request for information is legally permissable

The "Show Me" Letter - Many an uninformed (or informed but overzealous) school administration official has asked local homeschoolers for more documentation than the state homeschool law requires. In The "Show Me" Letter, Shay Seaborne relates her experience with an overzealous official and how knowing the law and being polite but firm is often all it takes to educate local officials. A "must read" for new homeschoolers!

Homeschooling is regulated at the state level and changes may be made to the relevant statutes at any time. Always consult the actual state code for the most up to date and accurate legal information with regard to homeschooling. The links provided below contain information that may or may not be current.

From FHE

The Missouri Home Education Law

Missouri school laws - Home Schooling

From the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Home schooling is one of the options available for meeting the state's compulsory attendance law, Section 167.031, RSMo. The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education does NOT regulate or monitor home schooling in Missouri. Neither the State Board of Education nor the Department have authority to issue regulations or guidelines concerning home schooling.

Home Schooling Information

From the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

Revised Statutes of Missouri Related to Home Schooling

From the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Home Schooling Frequently Asked Questions

From the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Legislative Alerts and Information

From CHEF of Missouri

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