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Homeschooling in Wisconsin

by Mary Ann Kelley

Wisconsin 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.

Wisconsin Legislature – 118.15 Compulsory school attendance.

Wisconsin Legislature – General Classifications and Definitions

115.001(3g) (3g) Home-based private educational program. "Home-based private educational program" means a program of educational instruction provided to a child by the child's parent or guar...

Issues and Legislation

From Wisconsin Parents Association

Wisconsin Resource Pages & Places

Time4Learning Parent Discussion Forum – WisconsinWisconsin Statewide

Discussions and Resources for Wisconsin Homeschoolers

Wisconsin HomeschoolingWisconsin Statewide

Helpful Information, Links & Tips for Homeschoolers in Wisconsin

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