Legal/Homeschool Laws
Laws that regulate home education vary from state to state. It is important to understand the legal requirements in your state and to be aware of legislative and other legal issues that affect homeschoolers in your community. We've compiled resources that will help you become informed. Although homeschooling is legal in all 50 states, and the vast majority of homeschoolers face no problems, you may find that you need legal assistance at some point in your homeschooling career. We've compiled a list of resources to help you find the support you need. And if you'd like to become more involved in working towards homeschooling freedoms, we discuss some of the issues facing homeschoolers that we hope you find compelling.
State Laws
Read the laws regulating home education in Arkansas and browse through the case law and legal opinions relating to those laws, along with government publications relating to homeschooling and summaries of the laws.
Forms
Which forms do you need to fill out? Where can you get them? Here is a list of useful forms for homeschooling in Arkansas.
Legal Support
If you need legal information or have run into a legal situation regarding your decision to homeschool, these resources will be helpful.
Lobbying Groups
A listing of local and national lobbying groups and information on how you can become involved in the political process to ensure the freedom to homeschool is protected.
Attorneys
When searching for an attorney, it is helpful to know whether he or she has experience working with homeschoolers and is interested in protecting the right to homeschool.
Legal Issues
Is homeschooling legal? Which laws pertain to homeschoolers and which don't? How do homeschoolers protect their rights to freely educate their children and to preserve their privacy?
Government Resources
A listing of local and state government resources, including your state's Department of Education, school districts, and Senate and House of Representative information.
What's Popular
On Jumping Through Hoops
Most books and articles on home education are quick to point out that homeschooling is legal--in one form or another-- in all fifty states. Parents might have to jump through more hoops in one state than in another, but, as long as they're willing to jump through those hoops, they are allowed to teach their own children at home. But are these hoops actually necessary?
Home School Laws from HSLDA
Find the laws pertaining to home education for all 50 states and U.S. territories.
Arkansas Department of Education Home School Information
This section of the Arkansas DOE's website has information regarding the homeschooling law in Arkansas. Includes notice of intent forms, home school waiver form, fact sheets, and more.
Fact Sheet on Home Schooling in Arkansas
This summary of the statues regulating homeschooling in the state of Arkansas is published by the Arkansas Department of Education.
Primer on Individual Lobbying
This is a list of tips for effective lobbying. Includes ways to lobby, things you can do now, and how to connect with other lobbyists.
Arkansas Home School Laws
The Home School Legal Defense Association provides a brief summary of the homeschooling laws in Arkansas. Includes a link to a legal analysis of laws relating to homeschooling in Arkansas.
Sample Notice of Intent - Part A
Sample notice of intent provided by the Arkansas Department of Education.
Arkansas Department of Education Rules and Regulations Governing Home Schools
The rules and regulations set forth by the Arkansas Department of Education pertaining to students who are educated at home.
ARkansas HOMe Educators (ARHOME)
ARkansas HOMe Educators (ARHOME) is for Arkansas homeschoolers to share information about homeschooling and about legislation in Arkansas that affects homeschooling.
Arkansas Department of Education
Website for the Arkansas Department of Education
Example Notice of Intent to Home School
Sample notice of intent provided by the Arkansas Department of Education.
Arkansas Home School Law
Text of the Arkansas Code relating to home education. This is Arkansas Code Annotated §6-15-501 through §6-15-508.
Sample Home School Waiver Form (Part B)
Sample home school waiver form provided by the Arkansas Department of Education.
Arkansas Homeschool Statute: Act 1793 of 2003
The text of the statute governing home education in Arkansas.
Fact Sheet on Home Schooling in Arkansas
A comprehensive summary of the laws in Arkansas regulating homeschooling.
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