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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School Withdrawl Steps

  • School Withdrawal Steps Withdrawing from Public School: Before withdrawing your child from public school there are four important steps to follow. If the appropriate steps are not followed, the school will most likely assume that your child is truant. First, familiarize yourself with Illinois laws that apply to homeschools: Illinois Homeschool Laws Second, write a letter to withdraw your child from the public school. See sample withdrawal letters: Letter Sample #1 Letter Sample #2 Print at least two copies of your letter, one for the school’s permanent records and one for your own permanent records. Third, deliver the letter to your child’s school in one of these three ways: Go to the post office and mail the letter “return receipt requested ...
    Posted Jul 23, 2020, 6:12 PM by Adhoc Admin
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Legislation Updates

  • 2020 ROE Letter Ad Hoc Committee for Illinois Home Education Legal and Legislative Matters To Whom It May Concern: We so appreciate your efforts for the advancement of education here in Illinois. We know that the present crisis has added a tremendous burden to your already busy lives. We would like to help alleviate a little of that load when it comes to those who are considering homeschooling. It has come to our attention that some public-school officials across the state of Illinois are communicating to parents who are opting for homeschooling that they must submit to various protocols which are in fact not required by state law. This is causing confusion and anxiety for some and more work for the schools ...
    Posted Jul 30, 2020, 9:33 PM by Adhoc Admin
  • July 25, 2020 The Ad Hoc Committee for Illinois Homeschool Legal and Legislative Matters met this week to discuss concerns about potentially inaccurate legal statements made by numerous public school officials throughout the State of Illinois. These concerns are being investigated and will be addressed on a case by case basis. Thank you to everyone who helped make us aware of their detailed concerns!
    Posted Jul 26, 2020, 8:00 PM by Adhoc Admin
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