Homeschooling in Connecticut

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Connecticut Laws Regulating Home Education
 Summaries and Explanations of Connecticut Homeschooling Laws
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Summaries and Explanations of Connecticut Homeschooling Laws Back to Top
Connecticut Home School Laws
HSLDA
The Home School Legal Defense Association provides a brief summary of the homeschooling laws in Connecticut. Includes a link to a legal analysis of laws relating to homeschooling in Connecticut.
Connecticut Homeschool Laws and Procedures
TEACH
Summary of the laws pertaining to home education in Connecticut. Includes text of the laws and state Board of Education guidelines.
Connecticut Homeschooling Guidelines
This is a listing of the guidelines issued by the Connecticut Department of Education regarding how they think the home education laws should be implemented.
Law & Policy
CT Homeschool Network, Inc.
In Connecticut there are two things homeschoolers need to understand; the law, and the Guidelines. The two sometimes cause confusion for people, and sometimes the Guidelines are mistaken for being law, but they are not law. The Guidelines are part of the Suggested Procedure on Home Instruction in CT. This analysis includes information on state laws, state guidelines, sample forms, and more.
Notice of Intent: Filing Is Voluntary
Luz Shosie
The State Department of Education's C-14 Guidelines give two different messages -- in the Introduction and elsewhere it reads, "Suggested Procedure" and in section 3 it reads, "parents must file..." To add to the confusion, school officials often give misleading or false information when parents ask about homeschooling. Because the wording of the Guidelines is inconsistent and poorly written, school officials and parents may be unsure of their responsibilities and their rights.

Connecticut Statutes Back to Top
An Act Concerning Revisions to the Education Statutes (94-245)
An Act Concerning Revisions to the Education Statutes (94-245) contains the following provisions: Special Education and Private School or Home Schooling. The act exempts students from the state's special education requirements, if their parents or guardians provide equivalent instruction at home or in a private school and refuse to consent to special education services for their children. Limitation on Commissioner's Waiver Authority. The act prohibits the education commissioner from waiving any law if doing so would limit parents' authority to provide for equivalent instruction for their children instead of having them attend public school.
An Act Concerning The Mandatory School Attendance Age (Public Act No. 00-157)
Public Act No. 00-157 (Mandatory School Attendance Age) changed the age under which a child is subject to compulsory attendance from sixteen to eighteen, effective July 1, 2001.
Connecticut Statute, Chapter 168, Section 10-184, 10-184a, 10-184b
The following are Connecticut Statues relating to home education: Section 10-184 (School Attendance and Employment of Children--Duties of Parents. School attendance age requirements.); Section 10-184a (Refusal of certain parents to consent to use of special education programs or services.); Section 10-184b (Waiver provisions not applicable to equivalent instruction authority of parents.)

Case Law & Legal Opinions Back to Top
Pierce v. Society of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary
In Pierce v. Society of the Sisters, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that "the fundamental theory of liberty upon which all governments of this Union repose excludes any general power of the state to standardize its children by forcing them to accept instruction from public teachers only. The child is not the creature of the state."


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