Welcome to The Ad Hoc Committee for Illinois Home Education Legal and Legislative Matters

  • What is Adhoc? Adhoc is a consensus driven group comprising 5 different homeschool organizations who advocate for homeschools throughout Illinois regardless of religion, ethnicity or homeschool philosophy. Established in 1984, we are dedicated to protecting private home schools from state regulations that infringe upon the liberty of parents in the education of their children. Working by consensus, we present unified positions to state school officials and legislators on important legislative and legal issues impacting home education in Illinois. We are committed to advancing the principle of academic freedom for the good of all citizens in Illinois. 
    Posted Feb 13, 2012, 6:00 PM by Adhoc Admin
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The Law in General

  • The Law in General In Illinois, home schools are one kind of non-public, private school (in 1950 the Illinois State Supreme Court in People vs Levisen 90 N.E.2nd 213 no.31133 determined that home schools were private schools). There is no law requiring non-public schools to register with any public school official, nor are they required to seek state recognition, approval or accreditation.Under Illinois School Code 105 ILCS 5/26.1 (known as the Compulsory Attendance Law) parents of children ages 6 through 17, beginning with the 2014-2015 school year, must make sure the education their children receive includes the branches of education taught to their age group in the local public school (language arts, mathematics, biological ...
    Posted Feb 27, 2017, 6:51 AM by Adhoc Admin
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Legislation Updates

  • HB0230 - Public University Uniform Admission Act HB0230 passed out of the higher education committee on February 15, 2017. Ad Hoc opposes this bill because, though it does not threaten homeschoolers directly, if it passes, it will make it much more difficult for homeschoolers to be admitted to any of the Illinois public universities.http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/BillStatus.asp?DocNum=230&GAID=14&DocTypeID=HB&LegId=99197&SessionID=91&GA=100We urge you to call your representative and convey your opposition to this bill. Or send a letter like the following:In Illinois a homeschool is a private school. It is rarely accredited because becoming so would include requirements that simply do not make sense for facilities that serve so few students.HB0230 would ...
    Posted Feb 27, 2017, 6:32 PM by Adhoc Admin
  • SB550 - Drinking Water Testing From June 2011 to the current time, there have been no serious threats to our freedoms. We have continued to monitor proposed legislation for their effects, intended or otherwise, on the homeschool community. SB550 In November 2016 ICNS discussed a bill in the senate (that has since passed and been signed into law) that would require all schools, including private schools, serving pre-K through fifth grade, to test their drinking water for lead. These results are to be reported to the state, and remediation is required. Ad Hoc was able to have a change made to the bill so that only private schools with more than ten students in that age group are affected. In that way, homeschools are ...
    Posted Feb 27, 2017, 6:23 PM by Adhoc Admin
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