IMPORTANT UPDATE TO OHIO HOMESCHOOL LAW
“Ohio law consists of the Ohio Constitution, the Ohio Revised Code and the Ohio Administrative Code. The Constitution is the state’s highest law superseding all others. The Revised Code is the codified law of the state while the Administrative Code is a compilation of administrative rules adopted by state agencies.” ~ https://codes.ohio.gov/
Since 1989, home education has been tucked away in the Ohio Administrative Code under the authority of the State Board of Education.
Today marks a huge change in home education in Ohio! The Ohio General Assembly has approved the state’s 2-year budget (HB33) and in this legislation the definition of home education has been moved from the Ohio Administrative Code and formally placed in the Ohio Revised Code. Home education is now defined in codified law and has also been simplified for all home educating families. State regulations that have been in place for over 30 years will now be repealed.
We are so thankful for the Lord’s care and provision for all homeschool families in Ohio. This is a day to celebrate and rejoice!! In this alert we wish to explain what has transpired and how it will affect families moving forward.
Notification of Exemption
Annual notification must be completed for your family and submitted to the district superintendent by August 30th of each year. The district superintendent has a 14-day window to provide an acknowledgement of receipt.
You can find the notification form that Christian Home Educators of Ohio has created HERE; but you are not obligated to use a specific form.