Homeschooling in Massachusetts

massachusetts-300x180According to a 1999 Massachusetts Appellate Court ruling, a student cannot begin a homeschooling program unless that program has been approved by the student’s local school district:  “Prior approval of the superintendent or [school] committee is a prerequisite to the removal of children from school and to the commencement of a homeschooling program.”  Massachusetts home schools are designated as “private education” and must “provide instruction in all studies required by law [equal] in thoroughness, efficiency, and progress of the child, that [is equal to] the public school of the same town.”

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