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 Nevada 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 Nevada.
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.
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Nevada Homeschool Network (NHN)
Nevada Homeschool Network (NHN) strives to advocate for homeschooling and to look out for the freedom of each family to educate their own children as they see best. They report on legislative, legal and other matters relevant to homeschooling and family education. They also offer networking opportunities for homeschoolers in the state.
NAC 392.024 Notification of intent to exempt child: Contents; proof of identity of child.
1. Each notification of intent to exempt a child from compulsory attendance must include: (a) The full name of the child; (b) The name of the parent of the child; (c) The address where the child resides; (d) The birth date of the child; (e) Evidence that the child will receive equivalent instruction as prescribed by NAC 392.035 from a: (1) Teacher who satisfies the requirements of subsection 2 or 3 of NAC 392.026, as applicable; ...
NAC 392.026 Notification of intent to exempt child: Instruction from licensed teacher.
In addition to the requirements of NAC 392.024, if a child will receive equivalent instruction from a licensed teacher, the notification of intent to exempt the child from compulsory attendance must include: 1. A calendar of the proposed days on which the child will receive instruction from the licensed teacher, as calculated pursuant to subsection 2 of NAC 387.286, which must include the equivalent of at least 180 days of instruction; 2. For grades 1 to 8, inclusive, evidence ...
NAC 392.018 Exemption of child: Duty of board of trustees of school district; written acknowledgement.
1. The board of trustees of a school district in which a child resides shall exempt the child from compulsory attendance at a public school if the parent of the child files with the school district a notification of intent to exempt the child from compulsory attendance that complies with NAC 392.024 and NAC 392.026, 392.028, 392.031 or 392.033, as applicable. 2. Upon receipt of a notification of intent that is complete and complies with the requirements of subsection 1, the school dist...
NRS 385.110 State Board to prescribe and cause enforcement of courses of study for public schools; exceptions.
1. Except as otherwise provided in subsections 2 and 3, the State Board shall prescribe and cause to be enforced the courses of study for the public schools of this state. The courses of study prescribed and enforced by the State Board must comply with the standards of content and performance established by the Council to Establish Academic Standards for Public Schools pursuant to NRS 389.520. 2. For those courses of study prescribed by the State Board: (a) High schools may h...
Nevada Home Schooling
The Nevada Department of Education provides this website with some basic information about home schooling.
Nevada Education Quickfacts
A pocket guide to general information about Nevada's public education system. Published by the Nevada Department of Education.
Changes to the Law
NAC 392 regulation changes approved by the Nevada State Board of Education on 10/23/04 and 12/4/04, “unofficial version”.
Nevada Homeschooling Laws & Regulations
Nevada Homeschool Network offers this summary of the current laws regulating home education.
Attendance of NonPublic School Students In Washoe County Schools on a Space Available Basis
Students who are enrolled in nonpublic schools or who are home schooled may enroll in classes, excluding sports, in Washoe County School District schools on a space available basis with some conditions. This guide details the procedure for these students.
NAC 392.035 Required instruction: Kind, timing and amount.
1. To constitute equivalent instruction, the kind of instruction to be given a child outside the public schools must include instruction in: (a) The core academic subjects of: (1) English, including reading, composition and writing; (2) Mathematics; (3) Science; and (4) Social studies, including history, geography, economics and government. (b) To the extent practicable: (1) The arts; (2) Computer educ...
Nevada Homeschool Network Notification of Intent to Homeschool
Printable form to use to notify of intent to homeschool. Individual School Districts may no longer generate their own Intent Forms; they may only offer a standard statewide form made by the Department of Education. The exact wording is as follows: "The Nevada Department of Education shall develop standard Notification of Intent forms, which shall not require any information or assurances other than those required by law." What this means is that the Department of Education will make one form...
NAC 392.065 Duration of exemption.
A grant of an exemption from compulsory attendance at public school is effective for 1 school year. The board of trustees of the school district shall grant an exemption from compulsory attendance at public school for every school year for which the parent demonstrates compliance with NAC 392.011 to 392.065, inclusive.
NRS 392.040 Attendance required for child between 7 and 17 years of age; minimum age required for kindergarten and first grade; waiver from attendance available for child 6 years of age.
1. Except as otherwise provided by law, each parent, custodial parent, guardian or other person in the State of Nevada having control or charge of any child between the ages of 7 and 17 years shall send the child to a public school during all the time the public school is in session in the school district in which the child resides. 2. A child who is 5 years of age on or before September 30 of a school year may be admitted to kindergarten at the beginning of that school year, and his...
NAC 392.011 Definitions.
As used in NAC 392.011 to 392.065, inclusive, unless the context otherwise requires: 1. “Approved correspondence program” means a program provided by: (a) A member of a national or regional accrediting association which is accredited for elementary or secondary education; (b) A public school in Nevada offering correspondence study at the elementary or secondary level, or both; or (c) A private correspondence school which is licensed by the State Board of Educatio...
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