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 7 through 16 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 and physical sciences, social sciences, fine arts ...
    Posted Nov 13, 2012, 6:09 AM by Adhoc Admin
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Legislation Updates

  • As of June 2011 - No New Legislation As of June 2011, we have found there to be no Bills being introduced into the current Legislation session that pose a threat to homeschoolers. SB136 continues to be tabled. 
    Posted Sep 3, 2011, 8:12 PM by Adhoc Admin
  • SB136 In early 2011 SB136 was introduced by Senator Edward Maloney which was quickly tabled after a public hearing. Adhoc prepared the following position to share with Senator Maloney and the panel. 
    Posted Nov 13, 2012, 6:12 AM by Adhoc Admin
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