Originally Sent: 6/23/2014

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Summary of Alabama’s
New Homeschool Law

Homeschooling in Alabama.

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Senior Counsel Dee Black answers questions and assists members with legal issues. He and his wife homeschooled their children.
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Dear HSLDA Members and Friends:

With the enactment of Alabama Senate Bill 38 as it was signed by the governor on April 2, 2014, there have been several favorable changes to the law affecting home educators. I summarized these changes in an article in HSLDA’s Weekly Update emailed to our members and friends on April 8, 2014. Since that time I have revised our summary of Alabama’s homeschool law as it appears on HSLDA’s website, and I wanted to provide all of you with the most recent version by email as you consider your options for the upcoming school year.

For those of you who received a copy of our summary at the CHEF of Alabama conference in Gardendale last week, please note that I have made a minor change in the paragraphs that include the definition of a church school and private school. This change in the summary was made to clarify that neither a church school nor a private school that has home programs must have a location where a day school is conducted. This is not a change in the law. Many church school coverings for home educators have been conducted over the years without operating a day school for other students.

In our opinion, a home program of a church school remains the best option for parents conducting home instruction for their children. This is because there is so much less reporting to state officials required of church schools compared to what is required of private schools. The reporting requirements for church schools were not changed by the new law. Parents need only file the church school enrollment form with the local public school superintendent.

Please feel free to contact my legal assistant, Daniel Davis, with any questions you may have about the new law.

View HSLDA’s law summary for Alabama.

Sincerely,

Dewitt T. Black, III
HSLDA Senior Counsel

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