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Homeschooling in New York

by Mary Ann Kelley

New York 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.

New York City Department of Education – Home Schooling

Information about home schooling in New York city.

100.10 Home Instruction

From the New York State Education Department

New York State Education Department – Home Instruction Questions and Answers

For additional information, please contact the office of the superintendent of the public school district in which you reside.

New York State Education Department – Home Instruction

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Laws and Regulations – 100.10 Home instruction. (Revised September 2004)

From the New York State Education Department

Home Instruction Memo on Special Education Services

From the New York State Education Department

Application for Nonpublic Secondary School Registration

From the New York State Education Department

New York Resource Pages & Places

Time4Learning Parent Discussion Forum – New YorkNew York Statewide

Discussions and Resources for New York Homeschoolers

New York HomeschoolingHelpful Information, Links & Tips for Homeschoolers in New YorkNew York Statewide

Helpful Information, Links & Tips for Homeschoolers in New York

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