IBDJA - Home Schooling**

Adopted: 8/13/97 

The Board recognizes the rights of parents to teach their students at home.

Further, the Board is willing to assist parents in this endeavor if a request is made through the superintendent.  The Board will furnish basic course descriptions, state standards for elementary and secondary education, and, when available, may furnish basic instructional materials upon deposit of a loss/damage fee.

Students may, upon parent request, be allowed to participate in school district programs such as physical education programs, instrumental and vocal music programs, or other selected options if space and materials are available.  Such students must then adhere to regular attendance procedures as established by the school and must avoid disruption of said programs.

Parents are responsible for transportation for students attending selected school offerings.

Only courses recognized by the State of Oregon will earn credits toward a diploma.  The Board reaffirms its prerogative not to accept home instruction course credit toward graduation requirements.

Home schooled students may participate in interscholastic activities if the following criteria are met:

  1. The student is in compliance with all rules governing home schooling and can provide acceptable documentation of compliance to the school district;
  2. The student can meet the school district eligibility requirements except the school district or class attendance requirements;
  3. Students need not meet class requirements of the voluntary association administering the interscholastic activities;
  4. The student can achieve the minimum achievement test score required annually of home school students (Students may participate while awaiting test results.);
  5. The student must fulfill the same responsibilities and standards of behavior and performance including related class or practice requirements of other students participating in the interscholastic activity.  The students must meet the same standards for acceptance on the team or squad.  The student must also comply with all public school requirements during the time of participation;
  6. The student must reside in the attendance boundaries of the school for which the student participates.

An interscholastic activity is defined as an activity:

  • With optional student participation which complements the curriculum, encourages students’ physical, academic or social development;
  • Is supervised by school personnel;
  • Is generally conducted outside the instructional day.

Legal Reference(s)

ORS 326.051
ORS 329.465
ORS 339.030
ORS 339.035
ORS 339.430
ORS 339.460
OAR 581-021-0026 to -0029
OAR 581-021-0033
OAR 581-021-0034
OAR 581-021-0071
OAR 581-021-0210
OAR 581-022-1350