Originally Sent: 7/30/2013
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Dear HSLDA Members and Friends,
I wanted to give you an update regarding the post-secondary enrollment options (“PSEO”) program and its availability for homeschool students. Last month, new language was added to Ohio law making it possible for homeschoolers to fully participate in the PSEO program which pays for dual enrollment college courses at participating Ohio institutions of higher learning.
Normally, parents who wish their students to participate in the PSEO program must notify the Department of Education by April 1 of the year prior in which they plan to participate. This year, while the legislature ensured that homeschool students were immediately eligible for the program and allowed the Department of Education to relax that deadline for homeschool students, the legislature did not appear to appropriate additional funding for homeschool students applying for the 2013-2014 school year.
Sources at the Ohio Department of Education have told HSLDA that this means, unfortunately, that homeschool students who apply for the PSEO program for the 2013-2014 school year will not receive funding from the Department of Education. Homeschoolers who wish to participate in the following, 2014-2015 school year, should be prepared to submit their PSEO application by April 1, 2014.
The Department of Education has not updated its website to reflect the new law yet, but you can find out more information concerning the PSEO program online.
To see the text of the new law, you can view the PDF version of the bill online. The PSEO provisions can be found on page 1438 of the PDF link.
If you have questions about the homeschool laws in Ohio, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We are here to serve you!
Very truly yours,
Michael P. Donnelly, Esq.
HSLDA Staff Attorney
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