Home Instruction

Home Instruction
April 2020 update

Section 100.10(h) regarding annual assessment for students participating in a program of home instruction is amended to provide that an alternative form of evaluation, in lieu of an annual assessment, shall be permitted for all grades in the 2019-20 school year due to the State of Emergency declared by the Governor pursuant to an Executive Order for the COVID-19 crisis. The Board of Regents today adopted emergency regulations to ease the burdens and provide important flexibility for educators, students, professionals and others to address interruptions in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Additional information regarding these emergency regulations is available on our website.

 Parents providing home instruction for their children must follow the regulations of the Commissioner of Education. Key requirements include:
  • Annually providing written notice of the intent to instruct at home to the Office of Instruction by July 1 of each year. 
  • Completing an Individual Home Instruction Plan for each child, which must be approved by the superintendent or designee. 
  • Quarterly reports for each child must be furnished by the parent /guardian to the district. 
  • Annual assessment results for each child must be submitted each year. Specific guidelines regarding assessments can be found in the New York State Home Instruction regulations.  
For more information, please contact the Office of Instruction at 585-349-5130.