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Laws / Legislation

North Dakota Home Education Law:

Follow this link for a copy of the N. D. Century code section on home education.  The Law

Simply reading the five page North Dakota home education law will answer most questions and provide home educators with the maximum freedom. If it is not required by law, you are not required by law to do it.

Members can download a free copy of the Annotated Century Code for Home Education.

An Attorney General's opinion was rendered in the last few years concerning homeschooling and open enrollment.

Quick Facts to Dispel Some of the Myths

  1. The ND Constitution does not require that ALL ND students have the RIGHT of a QUALITY education.  That is United Nations language, not the ND Constitution or US Constitution.
  2. While teacher qualifications improve student performance in the public schools, it has been proven conclusively that teacher qualifications do not improve student learning or accomplishment in the home school tutorial atmosphere.
  3. Home education laws do not correlate to a reduction in educational neglect. In fact, where high regulation exists more neglect occurs.
  4. Home school tutorial student-customized learning methods do not look like conventional education and needn't be for effectiveness.

The NDHSA Public School & Home School Law Incident Report Form

The purpose of this form is to record the incidents which occur in relationships between ND home educators and the ND public school system and or with respect to the home education laws. The NDHSA office regularly receives verbal reports, but having the detailed and verifiable data from the source is needed to effectively use this information to help legislators understand these issues and encourage their support of home education liberty. This form also can be used for reporting incidents such as if you decide to leave North Dakota because of the home education laws or not come to North Dakota because of the home education laws. Print, complete and send this form to the NDHSA office.