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Christian Home Educators Confederation of Kansas - Is Homeschooling Legal?
"Homeschooling is perfectly legal in the state of Kansas. Unfortunately, Kansas’s statutes do not mention homeschooling specifically, and thus some confusion exists on this issue, especially among public school officials and occasionally among local legal authorities. However, among the state’s legal authorities, which includes the Kansas Attorney General, the Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services (SRS), the legal staff of the Kansas State Board of Education, and numerous district courts, the legality of homeschooling in Kansas is fairly well settled."
Teaching Parents Association - Registering Your Homeschool
"Kansas State Law requires homeschoolers to register their homeschool as a non-accredited private school."
Kansas Dept. of Education - Non-Accredited Private Schools (Home Schools)
"mportant Registration Information
No confirmation of registration will be sent. Please make copies for your records.
Please make copies of your registration for your records and for the school from which your student is withdrawn.
You do not need to register your Non-Accredited Private School each year.
Please notify the Kansas State Department of Education if you are no longer homeschooling so that we may mark your school as "Non-Active.""
72-53,100. Nonaccredited private schools; pupil records; definitions.
"(a) "Private elementary or secondary school" means an organization which regularly offers education at the elementary or secondary level and attendance at which satisfies the compulsory school attendance laws of this state, but which is not accredited by the state board of education.
(b) "Pupil records" means all records, files and data of pupils who are or have been in attendance at a private elementary or secondary school.
(c) "Official custodian" means any officer or employee of a private elementary or secondary school who is responsible for the custody and maintenance of pupil records."
72-53,101. Same; registration of name and address required; state board of education, administration and duties.
"(a) The official custodian of every private elementary or secondary school shall register the name and address of the private elementary or secondary school with the state board of education.
(b) The state board of education shall administer the provisions of this act and shall prepare and maintain a compilation of the registrations submitted under subsection (a).
(c) Upon transfer of a pupil from a private elementary or secondary school to a school district, an accredited nonpublic school, or another private elementary or secondary school, the state board of education, upon request of the school district, accredited nonpublic school, or other private elementary or secondary school therefor, shall make available the registration of the private elementary or secondary school from which the pupil transferred."
72-53,102. Same; purpose of registration requirement.
"The purpose of this act is solely to make available to a school district, an accredited nonpublic school, or a private elementary or secondary school to which a pupil transfers, the name and location of the private elementary or secondary school from which the pupil transferred so that request may be made by the transferee school district, accredited nonpublic school, or private elementary or secondary school for the pupil's records."
72-1111. Compulsory school attendance; exemptions.
"(a) Subject to the other provisions of this section, every parent or person acting as parent in the state of Kansas, who has control over or charge of any child who has reached the age of seven years and is under the age of 18 years and has not attained a high school diploma or a general educational development (GED) credential, shall require such child to be regularly enrolled in and attend continuously each school year (1) a public school for the duration of the school term provided for in K.S.A. 72-1106, and amendments thereto; or (2) a private, denominational or parochial school taught by a competent instructor for a period of time which is substantially equivalent to the period of time public school is maintained in the school district in which the private, denominational or parochial school is located."
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