The Superintendent of the Muskingum Valley Educational Service Center may excuse a student from compulsory school attendance for the purpose of home education as provided in O.R.C. §3321.04 and O.A.C. Chapter 3301-34.
Access to School Materials and Services
A. The Franklin Local School District may provide educational textbooks, materials, supplemental materials, or supplies to non-enrolled students.
B. Students approved for home schooling may not participate in extra-curricular activities.
C. Home schooled students may not elect to be enrolled as part-time students.
D. Home schooled students are exempted from the compulsory school attendance laws and, therefore, are no longer under the jurisdiction of the school district in which they reside, until such time they choose to re-enroll.
E. Home schooled students may, upon written request, participate in the District’s testing program.
F. Home schooled students are not eligible for technology services provided by the school district – i.e., Internet accounts, etc. (“acceptable use” agreement).
G. Requests for services mandated by an active IEP must be made by a parent/guardian to the Superintendent or his/her designee. The student should be enrolled and counted in the District’s ADM. An IEP conference should be held to write the details of the delivery service (time, place, etc.) and describe the educational plan for home schooling. A special excuse from the compulsory attendance laws from the Superintendent would have to be created.
H. Home schooled students do not qualify for auxiliary services as they might if they were attending a private or parochial school.
I. Testing is to occur at school at the same time that the student’s peer group is tested.
It is the parent’s responsibility to request test dates and places from the administration.
Any testing expense should be borne by the District as long as it occurs at school at the same time that the student’s peer group is tested—independent test administration will be at the expense of the parent.
Because of the complex and individual nature of almost every aspect of home schooling, the Superintendent and/or designee shall have discretion and flexibility in making reasonable decisions that are appropriate for particular situations.