Sections 3204(2)(d), and 3212(2) of the Education Law, and section 100.10 of the commissioner’s regulations, set forth the requirements that must be met by parents who wish to educate their children at home. Parents must, for instance, develop an individualized home instruction plan; submit quarterly reports; and file an annual assessment indicating the student’s progress. The regulations also provide detailed requirements for courses to be taught, required attendance, and student evaluation.
If you wish to home instruct your child you must send a letter of intent to the Coordinator of Home Instruction. The Coordinator works very closely with your child’s Superintendent. The Coordinator is a support person and can assist you or answer any questions you might have about Home Instruction. Paperwork should be sent directly to:
Coordinator of Home Instruction
555 Warren Road,
Ithaca, NY 14850
Email is also a great way to communicate. Please send all e-mail correspondence to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The letter of intent must include your name and address, your child's name (first, middle, and last), birth date, grade the instruction will take place, as well as the time that the instruction will occur (for example from September 1, 2007 to June 30, 2008). This letter is due in the office on July 1st or within fourteen days of commencing Home Instruction.
Visit the TST BOCES Home Instruction website for forms and additional information you may need to home school your son or daughter.