Utah's Homeschooling Laws

Below you will find the sections of Utah's code that are directly related to homeschooling your child.

 

Current Legislation That Affects Home Educators

2014 Legislation

Utah Code Title 53A Chapter 11 Section 102 
53A-11-102 

Senate Bill 39 created some positive changes for home school families.  The new legislation removes curriculum and time requirements for home school students and when filing an affidavit with the child's school district, the parent assumes sole responsibility for the education of the school-age minor.  

Another positive change for home school families is the removal of the requirement to file an affidavit (notice of intent to home school) with the local district every year.  Once the school district has a notarized affidavit on file, this legislation provides for a yearly certificate of exemption from the district without the need to re-file, unless you move to a different district or your student discontinues home education to attend public school for a time and wants to home school again.

Lastly, the new law enables home school students to transition smoothly to public school, should they desire to attend full-time.

 

Section 53A-11-102.6 describes Utah law related to your child's participation in extracurricular activities in the public school system.

 

Section 53A-11-102.5 describes Utah law related to dual enrollement, which is allows for homeschooling your child and at the same time participating in classes in your school distrcit.

 

Section 53A-11-102 describes Utah law related to the need to be exempted from Utah's compulsory education laws in order to homeschool your children.

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