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State requirement ?

Posted by on Mar. 23, 2013 at 1:20 PM
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Hello ,
I am a long time cafemom who often forgets about cafemom until I have a question and remember what a great place for info it can be.
That said I joined this group a while ago but never intro'ed myself*blush*
I'm a mom of 4 currently living in Kansas . To begin unschoolling/home schooling all I was asked to do was register as a "private" school with the state. It's no secret to those who know me I dislike living in Kansas . I'm a northern California mountain and beaches kinda girl who desperately wants to move her family . But I'm looking for state requirements to unschool before I do.
My question is there any California or Texas (the two places I am thinking of moving to) unschool families that know what the state requires of you to do so?
Thanks in advance for reading my ramblings and and info.
Amanda
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dedicatedrider
by Member on Mar. 23, 2013 at 1:28 PM
I'm in Texas, homeschool laws are very simple here. No registration with the state or anything, just required to teach reading, writing, math, and good citizenship.
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dedicatedrider
by Member on Mar. 23, 2013 at 1:30 PM
Non-school related, cost of living is a lot less here than California, jobs are readily available, and we have no state income tax.
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LindaClement
by Group Owner on Mar. 23, 2013 at 6:48 PM

Hi, Amanda!

You can find out the laws from HEM (Home Education Magazine) --they keep up-to-date records of what laws apply where. 

http://homeedmag.com/groups/

nor_calbeachmom
by New Member on Mar. 24, 2013 at 2:17 PM
Thank you for the good info, for sure something to think about.


Quoting dedicatedrider:

I'm in Texas, homeschool laws are very simple here. No registration with the state or anything, just required to teach reading, writing, math, and good citizenship.

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nor_calbeachmom
by New Member on Mar. 24, 2013 at 2:19 PM
Thank you! I went to that site, it was a huge help.


Quoting LindaClement:

Hi, Amanda!

You can find out the laws from HEM (Home Education Magazine) --they keep up-to-date records of what laws apply where. 

http://homeedmag.com/groups/


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LindaClement
by Group Owner on Mar. 24, 2013 at 5:20 PM

You're welcome!

I knew about it, from a page that's been around forever:

http://www.midnightbeach.com/hs/

It's SUCH a huge resource...

Quoting nor_calbeachmom:

Thank you! I went to that site, it was a huge help.


Quoting LindaClement:

Hi, Amanda!

You can find out the laws from HEM (Home Education Magazine) --they keep up-to-date records of what laws apply where. 

http://homeedmag.com/groups/



CaitsCookies
by Member on Apr. 19, 2013 at 3:13 PM

TX here.  Since you already homeschool, you won't have to do anything once you move here.  No registration, nada.  Homeschool is private school in TX, and therefore isn't regulated.  If you'd had your children in the public school system and were withdrawing them to homeschool, then you'd have to give the school a letter of intent which would certify that you will teach your children reading, writing, mathematics, and citizenship.  That's all that's actually required here - the 3 Rs plus good citizenship.

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