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Homeschool Law

The following is provided for informational purposes and does not constitute legal advice.

Homeschooling in Virginia
Department of Education Fact Sheet on homeschooling in Virginia.

Special Education Laws and Rules

From the Virginia DOE Factsheet: Homeschooling in Virginia

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requires that all children with disabilities have available a free appropriate public education designed to meet their individual needs in conformity with the child’s individualized education program (IEP). The IDEA regulations make it clear that public education is not the only alternative for children with disabilities. However, children who are being educated in home instruction programs are not entitled to receive some or all of the special education and related services that children would receive if enrolled in public school. The type of special education and related services provided to children being educated in home instruction programs shall be determined by the school division. The school division is then responsible for developing and implementing individualized service plans (ISP) for the children designated to receive these special education and related services."

Relevant Court Rulings and Position Papers

I have no information at this time. Please feel free to contact me if you are aware of information I should include here.

Homeschool Support Groups

Home Educators Association of Virginia
Serving the homeschoolers of Virginia through information, legislation, and resources.

Homeschool Resources

The Organization of Virginia Homeschoolers
The Organization of Virginia Homeschoolers' most effective action is screening legislation for potential impact on homeschoolers.

Virginia Eclectic Homeschool Yahoo Group
"A large, active list for in-depth discussion of issues affecting homeschooling, and for news about media articles and programs, proposed legislation, research, conferences and other information of interest to Virginia homeschoolers."

Getting Started
Tips and resources for getting started with homeschooling.

Legal Issues
Special legal issues facing parents homeschooling children with disabilities.

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