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The Law in General 2

  • 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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Special Needs

  • Special Needs Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), public schools must offer services to all students with special needs.  Students enrolled in public schools, full or part time, must be offered all services specified in their Individualized Education Plan (IEP); students in home schools must be offered the same services offered to other nonpublic students in their district.  The Illinois State Board of Education legal department states, however, that there is nothing in Illinois law requiring any parent to accept such services.
    Posted Aug 27, 2011, 4:35 PM by Adhoc Admin
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Part Time Attendance

  • Part Time Attendance Illinois Law 105 ILCS 5/10-20.24 states that …non-public school students must be allowed to enroll in an academic course not offered in their non-public school for which there is space. All applications must be submitted by the private school principle, to the public school, by May 1 for classes beginning the following academic school year. Example: If you wish to enroll your child into a public school course for the 2012-2013 academic school year, you would need to submit your request to the public school no later than May 1, 2012.Specifically, as of August 2011, the law is written as follows: (105 ILCS 5/10-20.24)  (from Ch. 122, par. 10-20 ...
    Posted Aug 27, 2011, 4:34 PM by Adhoc Admin
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