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Homeschooling in Ohio

by Mary Ann Kelley

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Time4Learning Parent Discussion Forum - Ohio

Discussions and Resources for Ohio Homeschoolers

Ohio Homeschooling

Helpful Information, Links & Tips for Homeschoolers in Ohio

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.

Ohio Department of Education - Home Education

In Ohio, a parent interested in educating his/her child at home may request that the child be excused compulsory school attendance for home education purposes. Home Education is educational delivery that is directed by the parent or guardian of a child who has been excused from attending school. Under this option, the parent/guardian selects the curriculum and educational materials and takes responsibility for educating the child. There is no state financial assistance for families who choose this option.

ODE - Home Education FAQ

From the Ohio Department of Education

State of Ohio Homeschooling Regulations

From Ohio Home Educators Net.

State Regulations Text

From Christian Home Educators of Ohio

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