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

  • What is Adhoc? Adhoc is a consensus driven group comprising three 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 27, 2019, 6:14 AM 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

  • Ad Hoc Report - May 14, 2019 It’s been a busy legislative season. We’ve had to watch or intervene in many bills. I’ve highlighted the two bills that are still of concern to us. HB0026 – A reincarnation of the 2017 bill, HB0230, which we fought and defeated at the time. This year, sponsor Andre Thapedi has inserted most of the wording in the amendment that we had proposed to him. We have decided that the bill is no longer harmful to homeschoolers, but have continued to watch it. It has passed in the House and is now in the Higher Education Committee Senate. SB2075 – This bill lowers the compulsory school age from 6 to 5. We have opposed it vigorously. In spite of the ...
    Posted May 15, 2019, 7:44 PM by Adhoc Admin
  • SB 2075 To all Illinois Homeschoolers: SB2075 made it out of committee unscathed and is headed for its second reading in the senate. This bill obliterates parental rights by stating the government knows better than parents when their child should start the educational process. SB2075 lowers the present age of compulsory attendance from age six down to five. One senator told our lobbyist that the ultimate goal is to the lower the compulsory age to THREE years old. We understand that there are some families whose children might benefit from extra enrichment earlier in life, but we resist this legislator's attitude that NO families are adequate to address the healthy growth and development of their children without being compelled to step ...
    Posted Mar 21, 2019, 6:50 PM by Adhoc Admin
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