May 8, 2007 4:09pm CST
If you are a family in Indiana that is considering home schooling your children, here are the laws that you must follow to be compliant with the state. Indiana is a fairly easy state to school in as the laws aren't as strict as in some states. Indiana law is as follows: Home Schooling: Home schools in Indiana are nonpublic, nonaccredited schools. Home educators must teach a minimum of 180 days per calendar year. They choose the days and keep attendance records. Home school educators must register by submitting their grade level enrollment to the Indiana Department of Education. Indiana Code ? 20-8.1-3-23(c); §20-8.1-3-24(b). Instruction given in a home school must be equivalent to instruction received in a public school. State law does not define equivalency of instruction. Indiana Code §20-8.1-3-34. State law exempts home schools from the curriculum and program requirements which public schools must follow. Indiana Code ? 20-8.1-3-17.3. If you are new to the state or to home schooling, please check out the INHE website as it gives alot of information such as the information that I have posted above. Can anyone else share their state laws?