Iowa Competent Private Instruction By An Unlicensed Person

Regulations For Iowa Competent Private Instruction By An Unlicensed Person

(For all information below see Legal Reference 1)

 

Notify The School District

Parents have two options for notifying the school district of choosing Competent Private Instruction for their child by an unlicensed person:

  1. File Form A with the local school district so that your child can participate in dual enrollment, extracurricular activities, or special needs services at the local school.
  2. Give no notice (with the knowledge that your child will not be able to participate in dual enrollment, extracurricular activities, or special needs services).

Refer to Form A instructions if you have any questions about how to fill out Form A. 

 

Qualify

Iowa Competent Private Instruction does not require any specific qualification requirements.

 

Hours of Instruction

Iowa Competent Private Instruction requires that students are instructed for 148 days; a total of at least 37 days each quarter.

 

Required Subjects

Iowa Competent Private Instruction does not require a specific lists of educational subjects to be taught.

 

Keep Records

Iowa Competent Private Instruction does not require parents to keep records.

 

Testing

Iowa Competent Private Instruction by an unlicensed person gives parents two options for testing:

  1. Have your child assessed by either standardized test or portfolio review and report the evaluations to your local school district. This ensures your child’s participation in dual enrollment, extracurricular activities, or special needs services at the local school.
  2. Do not test with the knowledge that your child will not be able to participate in dual enrollment, extracurricular activities, or special needs services.

 

Legal References

  1. Private Instruction: Iowa Code 299A.

 

This summary is for informational purposes only and is not given as legal advice. HomeschoolStateLaws.com does not endorse any of the links or organizations listed above.


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