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Homeschooling in Tennessee

by Mary Ann Kelley

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Time4Learning Parent Discussion Forum - Tennessee

Discussions and Resources for Tennessee Homeschoolers

Tennessee Homeschooling

Helpful Information, Links & Tips for Homeschoolers in Tennessee

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.

Home Schooling in Tennessee

Parents may home school their own children pursuant to Tenn. Code Ann. §49-6-3050 by registering with their local education agency (LEA). Parents choosing this educational option must meet specified educational requirements, test the child and report attendance to the local education agency at the end of the year.

Updates on TN Diploma Bill

Overview of HB0431 - SB0433 from TNHomeEd regarding Category IV diplomas

Non-lawyer Version of Tennessee Homeschool Law

Sometimes it helps to read a lay English version of the law as an aid to understanding the actual law itself.

Tennessee legislation on home schooling

From TNHEA

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