Individualized Home Instruction Plan to Homeschool your Child
Each child's IHIP should contain the following:
1) the child's name, age and grade level;
2) a table of contents, curriculum materials, textbooks or plan of instruction to be used in each of the required subjects for a particular grade level;
3) the dates for submission to the school district of the parent's quarterly reports; these reports should be spaced in even and logical periods;
4) the names of the individual(s) providing instruction;
5) the required subjects for a particular grade level.
A parent has four weeks from receipt of receiving the IHIP instructions from the school to submit the completed IHIP form to the school district. The school district then has 10 days from receipt to notify the parents of their approval or disapproval of the IHIP.
If the school district issues a notice of deficiency in the IHIP, parents have 15 days to revise the IHIP and resubmit it for review. The school district, in turn, has 15 days to review the revised IHIP and issue a decision regarding compliance.
If a revised IHIP is still found to be non-compliant, and the parent disagrees with the decision, the parent may contest the decision and request a meeting with the school board of education.The board will make the final determination regarding compliance or noncompliance.
If the board of education disapproves the IHIP, the parent has the right to appeal to the Commissioner of Education within 30 days of said determination.
When administrative review of a school district determination of noncompliance is issued, the parent must enroll their child in a public school or elsewhere in compliance with Education Law, sections 3204 and 3210.
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