Published: 9/23/2016 4:20 PM

For a variety of academic and non-academic factors, some parents believe in the benefits of homeschooling their child. While professional educators urge extreme caution to those proceeding with this often overwhelming challenge, it is imperative that parents and guardians opting for a homeschool environment equip themselves with the knowledge, information, contacts and legal obligations pertaining to the establishment and daily operation needed for compliance.

Rights of the parent
The Kentucky constitution establishes the prerogatives of the parents to choose the formal education for the child. Therefore, parents may choose to homeschool their child.

If a parent chooses this option, they take complete responsibility for educating their child. The parent/guardian selects the curriculum and educational materials.  There is no state financial assistance for families who choose this option. 

For details on Kentucky laws regarding Homeschools please refer to the Kentucky Homeschool Information Packet.

Neil Watts
Office of Continuous Improvement and Support
Division of Consolidated Plans and Audits
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Frankfort, KY 40601
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