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Idaho Coalition of Home Educators
"As a result of the changes brought about by revisions made to Idaho's compulsory school law in 2009, Home schooling families in Idaho enjoy greater liberties than are available in any other state. These are the actual statutes that govern home education in Idaho.
Idaho law requires only that parents who choose to teach their children at home provide instruction in subjects commonly and usually taught in the public schools of Idaho. As compared to the laws in the rest of the nation, Idaho's provide tremendous freedoms. You can view a comparison of the home schooling laws of the various states."
Idaho Dept. of Education - Home School
"Homeschool education is directed solely by the parent/guardian:
No registration or sign up procedure is required.
Parents research and select the curriculum they wish to use.
A "packaged" curriculum is NOT provided by the State. (All costs associated with homeschooling are the responsibility of the parent/guardian (textbooks, supplies, etc.).
State funding is not available to provide assistance for homeschool."
Christian Homeschoolers of Idaho State
"Welcome to the home of Christian Homeschoolers of Idaho State.CHOIS exists to inspire parents to educate their children at home, to promote parent-led, family-funded, relationship-based home education, and to preserve homeschool freedoms. We are a non-profit organization committed to encouraging families who choose homeschooling. Join us for our annual Idaho homeschool convention and subscribe to our magazine the CHOIS Connection."
33-202. SCHOOL ATTENDANCE COMPULSORY.
"The parent or guardian of any child resident in this state who has attained the age of seven (7) years at the time of the commencement of school in his district, but not the age of sixteen (16) years, shall cause the child to be instructed in subjects commonly and usually taught in the public schools of the state of Idaho. To accomplish this, a parent or guardian shall either cause the child to be privately instructed by, or at the direction of, his parent or guardian; or enrolled in a public school or public charter school, including an on-line or virtual charter school or private or parochial school during a period in each year equal to that in which the public schools are in session; there to conform to the attendance policies and regulations established by the board of trustees, or other governing body, operating the school attended."
33-206. HABITUAL TRUANT DEFINED.
"(1) An habitual truant is:
(a) Any public school pupil who, in the judgment of the board of trustees, or the board's designee, repeatedly has violated the attendance regulations established by the board; or
(b) Any child whose parents or guardians, or any of them, have failed or refused to cause such child to be instructed as provided in section 33-202, Idaho Code.
(2) A child who is an habitual truant shall come under the purview of the juvenile corrections act if he or she was within the age of compulsory attendance at the time of the violations."
33-207. PROCEEDINGS AGAINST PARENTS OR GUARDIANS.
"(1) Whenever the parents or guardians of any child between the ages of seven (7) years, as qualified in section 33-202, Idaho Code, and sixteen (16) years, have failed, neglected or refused to place the child in school as provided in this chapter or to have the child instructed as defined in section 33-202, Idaho Code, or knowingly have allowed a pupil to become an habitual truant, proceedings shall be brought against such parent or guardian under the provisions of the juvenile corrections act or as otherwise provided in subsection (2) of this section."
33-203. DUAL ENROLLMENT.
"(1) The parent or guardian of a child of school age who is enrolled in a nonpublic school or a public charter school shall be allowed to enroll the student in a public school for dual enrollment purposes. The board of trustees of the school district shall adopt procedures governing enrollment pursuant to this section. If enrollment in a specific program reaches the maximum for the program, priority for enrollment shall be given to a student who is enrolled full time in the public noncharter school."
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