I previously blogged about how I filed my first Letter of Intent with the NYC Department of Education for my son, Ethan, who has a 2012 birthday. A few weeks after filing, I received a package in the mail from the NYCDOE.
Included in the package were:
- the Regulations for Home Instruction in NY State (all 20 pages)
- a letter with information specific to this 2018-2019 school year
- a list of compliance items and due dates
The next compliance item for us is the Individualized Home Instruction Plan or IHIP and it is due on 8/15. I’m currently working on ours and will post more when it’s complete. Legally we have to submit 4 Quarterly Reports and an Annual Assessment. That’s a lot of paperwork!
What are the homeschool regulations like where you live? Do you have to submit a lot of paperwork? I’ve read that New York has some of the strictest regulations for homeschooling . For anyone who lives in NY, this is probably not surprising! It is exciting to be inching our way towards becoming official NYC homeschoolers.