In Ohio, parents interested in educating their children at home may do so by notifying their local school district superintendents and meeting the requirements of Ohio law to home school. If requirements are met, the district superintendent releases the student from required compulsory school attendance. This excuses the student and family from school attendance requirements in state law.
Some member school districts have selected the Northwest Ohio Educational Service Center to assist with the parental notification process for Home Education. In these cases, the NwOESC would receive all information from parents wishing to home school their children, check to make sure all information is in place, and coordinate approvals in conjunction with the local district superintendent.
Home education is recognized by section 3321.04 http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/3321.04 of the Ohio Revised Code.
Parents or guardians who decide to home school their students are completely responsible for choosing the curriculum and course of study. They select the curriculum and educational materials and take responsibility for educating their children. There is no state financial assistance for families who choose this option.
To find out more information about Home Education notification process, contact your local school district superintendent or Linda Schlosser, Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent at the Northwest Ohio Educational Service Center at 567-444-4807.