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August 11, 2007

O.A.C. 3301-34—Homeschool Regulation Five-Year Review

Author:
Ohio Department of Education

Summary:
In early July 2008, the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) announced a public comment as part of a legislatively mandated five-year review of Ohio Adminstrative Code 3301-34, Ohio’s homeschool regulation. This is the first time since the rule was passed in 1989 that the ODE has conducted a public comment. Previously the ODE has recommended no change to the rules in its report to the Ohio State Board of Education.

Status:
The public comment period ended August 8, 2008. Nearly 9,000 public comments were received by the ODE. HSLDA is monitoring the process and will keep members and interested parties informed.

HSLDA's Position:
After nearly 20 years of continuous use and testing, the carefully drafted Ohio homeschool regulation O.A.C. 3301-34 has withstood the test of time. Homeschoolers, superintendents, the ODE and other stakeholders have learned how to work with the regulations and have developed a stable and workable environment for homeschooling in Ohio. These rules do not need to be nor should they be altered.

 Other Resources

Ohio Home School Alert System
More information about the review process.

CHESCA Pac
CHESCA analysis of the regulation review process