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Homeschooling in Minnesota

by Mary Ann Kelley

Minnesota Homeschool Laws & Information

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, which is usually online at your state's official website, for the most up to date and accurate legal information with regard to homeschooling. Also keep in mind that interpretations of the code -- whether provided by school districts or homeschool groups -- may or may not be an accurate reflection of the law. Always combine interpretations with your own reading of the statute itself.

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

Although we try to keep our links up to date, state laws change regularly. The information at the links provided below contain information that may or may not be current.

From MHA

Minnesota Law And Forms


Legal/legislative activity

Home Schooling in Minnesota: School and Enrollment Choices

From the Minnesota Department of Education

Unaccredited Nonpublic School (Including Homeschools) Full Report

From the Minnesota Department of Education. Form for private schools and home schools to submit to their local school district by October 1 of each year.

Minnesota Homeschool Letter of Intent to Continue to Provide Instruction

The Operation of Homeschools in Minnesota

From the Minnesota House of Representatives

Home School Statutes

From the Minnesota Office of Revisor of Statues

Minnesota Statutes – 120A.22 Compulsory Instruction

From the Minnesota Office of the Revisor of Statutes

Minnesota Resource Pages & Places

Minnesota HomeschoolingStatewide

Helpful Information, Links & Tips for Homeschoolers in Minnesota

Time4Learning Parent Discussion Forum – MinnesotaStatewide

Discussions and Resources for Minnesota Homeschoolers

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