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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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 ...
NRS 392.070 Child receiving equivalent, approved instruction is exempt from compulsory attendance; provision by school district of class, special education program or certain extracurricular activity to homeschooled child.
1. Attendance required by the provisions of NRS 392.040 must be excused when satisfactory written evidence is presented to the board of trustees of the school district in which the child resides that the child is receiving at home or in some other school equivalent instruction of the kind and amount approved by the State Board. 2. The board of trustees of each school district shall provide programs of special education and related services for homeschooled children. The programs of s...
NAC 392.048 Provision of information and documents to parents of exempt children.
1. The board of trustees of each school district shall make available in a timely manner to each parent of a child who is exempt from compulsory attendance pursuant to NAC 392.011 to 392.065, inclusive: (a) Written notice of the registration dates and examination dates for the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test; and (b) Information regarding the millennium scholarship program set forth in NRS 396.911 to 396.938, inclusive. 2....
Frequently Asked Questions Concerning Home Education in Nevada
Short FAQ with some commonly asked questions about homeschooling in Nevada.
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...
Nevada Homeschooling Laws & Regulations
Nevada Homeschool Network offers this summary of the current laws regulating home education.
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...
NAC 392.022 Notification of intent to exempt child: Development and dissemination of standard form.
1. The Department of Education shall develop a standard form for the notification of intent to exempt a child from compulsory attendance. The form must not require any information or assurances that are not otherwise required pursuant to statute or regulation. 2. The board of trustees of each school district shall, in a timely manner, make only the form developed by the Department of Education available to parents.
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.
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.
Nevada Home School Laws from HSLDA
The Home School Legal Defense Association provides a brief summary of the homeschooling laws in Nevada. Includes a link to a legal analysis of laws relating to homeschooling in Nevada.
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”.
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; ...
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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