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Homeschooling in New Jersey

by Mary Ann Kelley

Resource Pages

New Jersey Homeschooling

Helpful Information, Links & Tips for Homeschoolers in New Jersey

Time4Learning Parent Discussion Forum - New Jersey

Discussions and Resources for New Jersey 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.

New Jersey Department of Education - Frequently Asked Questions: Homeschooling

In New Jersey, the Legislature under the compulsory education law (N.J.S.A. 18A:38-25) has permitted children to receive "equivalent instruction elsewhere than at school," including the home. The following homeschooling questions and answers are intended to assist a parent/guardian and public school district(s) in dealing with issues that frequently arise in this context.

Legal

From the New Jersey Homeschool Association

NJ Law and Legal Resources

From ENOCH of New Jersey

State of New Jersey Department of Education

Frequently Asked Questions: Homeschooling

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