Adoption Date: 9/1/1987, Revised: 1/5/2010; 12/21/99; 6/20/00; 10/3/00; 1/20/04; 11/02/04; 11/7/06; 2/10/09; 01/05/10; 4/6/21


From time to time, parents will choose to instruct their children at home. The Brockport Central School District will attempt to cooperate with parents who wish to provide home instruction for their children. The child who is educated at home should receive an education in a manner consistent with an educational plan and at least substantially equivalent to that given to students of like age and attainments in the local public schools. The required subjects should be taught in a competent, systematic, and sequential manner, specifically in relation to the required courses as enumerated in Commissioner's Regulation Section 100.10.

Primary responsibility for determining compliance with Commissioner's Regulations addressing home instruction rests with the Superintendent of Schools and/or his/her designee of the school district in which a home-instructed student resides.

A high school diploma may only be awarded to a student enrolled in a registered secondary school who has completed all program requirements set by the Board of Regents, the school or the District.

Provision of Services to Home-Instructed Students

  1. Extracurricular Participation
    Students instructed at home are not eligible to participate in interscholastic sports or extracurricular activities.
  2. Textbooks and Materials
    The District is not required to loan available textbooks and other materials (e.g., library materials, microscopes, computer software, movie projectors) to home-instructed students.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
  3. Health Services

    The District is not required to furnish health services to home-instructed students.
  4. Remedial Programs

    The District is not responsible for providing remedial programs to home-instructed students.
  5. Career and Technical/Gifted Education

    The District is not authorized to provide Occupational and Vocational Education programs (career and technical education) nor programs for the Gifted to home-instructed students.
  6. Special Education Services

    Solely for the purpose of compliance with Education Law, home-instructed students with disabilities are deemed to be students enrolled in and attending a nonpublic school, which enables them to receive special education services, as well as to be included for computation of state aid for such education by the District.

    The Committee on Special Education (CSE) will develop an Individualized Education Services Programs (IESP) for such students. The IESP shall be developed in the same manner and with the same content as an IEP. The Board of Education will determine a location where special education services are to be provided to a home-instructed student. This location may, but is not required to be, in the student's home.
  7. Use of School Facilities

Students instructed at home shall not be allowed to use school facilities, except as provided for community organizations in Policy 3280 – Use of Facilities

Policy References:

Education Law Sections 3204, 3205, 3210(2), 3212(2), 3240-42, 3602-c, 3602-c(2-c), and 4402
8 New York Code of Rules and Regulations (NYCRR) Sections 100.10, 135.4(c)(7)(ii)(b)(2) and 200.2(a)


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