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Home Schooling - Laws, Data and Resources

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Below is information regarding Home Schooling Laws, Data and Resources.

Laws

Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS) and Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR) with information for families considering home schooling their child(ren). 

ORS Chapter 339 - School Attendance; Admission; Discipline; Safety

To view each statute click here. Once you have followed the link you may scroll down the page to the desired section; or you may enter Ctrl-F then enter the desired specific section in the pop up box in the upper right portion of the page. The selected section will be highlighted, and the box will tell you how many search results for that number. 

The sections listed below pertain specifically to Home Schooling Statutes.
  • ORS 339.010 - School attendance required
  • ORS 339.020 Duty to send children to school
  • ORS 339.060 Exemptions from compulsory attendance
  • ORS 339.035 Teaching by private teacher, parent or guardian
  • ORS 339.460 Homeschooled students’ participation in interscholastic activities

Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR), Division 21 - School Governance

To view each statute click here. Once you have followed the link you may scroll down the page to the desired section; or you may enter Ctrl-F then enter the desired specific section in the pop up box in the upper right portion of the page. The selected section will be highlighted, and the box will tell you how many search results for that number. 

The sections listed below pertain specifically to Home Schooling Rules.
  • OAR 581-021-0026 Examination of Children Instructed by Parent, Legal Guardian or Private Teacher
  • OAR 581-021-0029 Home Schooling for Children with Disabilities
  • OAR 581-021-0033 Interscholastic Activities Eligibility Requirement for Home School Students
  • OAR 581-021-0034 Administration of Interscholastic Activities
  • OAR 581-021-0035 Appeal of Ineligibility Decisions
  • OAR 581-021-0076 Exemption from Compulsory Attendance
  • OAR 581-021-0077 Compulsory Attendance Notices and Citation

Data

Data on home schooling is submitted by Education Service Districts (ESDs) and collected by Oregon Department of Education (ODE). This data provides information on the number of registered home schooled students.

Resources

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