Home School

  • To withdraw a child from the Hopkins County Schools for the purposes of home school, the parent must complete the following:

    • Notify the Director of Pupil Personnel in writing that you are withdrawing your child from the Hopkins County Schools for the purposes of home schooling.
    • List the names, ages, grades and place of residence of each child being home schooled.
    • Teach those subjects that will educate children to be intelligent citizens.

    KRS 158.080 requires that instruction be offered in English and in the areas of study that are taught in public schools as found in the Program of Studies (KRS 156.160).  This is to include reading, writing, spelling, grammar, history, math and civics.

    The teacher of the home school must keep a portfolio of samples of the work done by each child in each area of study and maintain that portfolio year after year.  A record of courses taken and grades received must be kept.

    KRS 158.080 states the minimal school term is 185 days, which includes 175-6 hour days of instruction (KRS 158.070) or its equivalent.

    KRS 159.040 requires that attendance records be kept.  The records must be readily available in case of inquiry.

    KRS 130 gives the Director of Pupil Personnel the authority to investigate any case of violating the compulsory attendance laws.

    KRS 159.040 states that the purpose of the DPP visiting a home school is to ensure that the requirements of compulsory attendance are being met and not to determine the quality of the instruction.  This inspection of school records may be conducted in a neutral site rather than the home.

    When the child returns to public school KRS 158.140 and 704 KAR 3:307 require the grade placement be carried out either by examination or student performance.

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