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Virginia Homeschool Laws & Other Legal Issues
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 Virginia 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 Virginia.

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.


Featured Articles & Links Back to Top
Sample Notice of Intent to Provide Home Instruction
Generic NOI you can customize for submission.
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.
Virginia Department of Education Public School Divisions
List of state school districts, including Superintent's name, address, phone number, and more.
The Declaration of Educational Independence
Linda Dobson
Linda Dobson provides a wonderful call for independence from the traditional educational establishment, modeled on our own Declaration of Independence.
When the School Division Asks Too Much
Shay Seaborne
Explains how some homeschoolers have empowered themselves and effectively handled requests for tables of contents of books or other items that are beyond the legal requirement in Virginia.


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