Current Legislation That Affects Home Educators
Utah Code Title 53A Chapter 11 Section 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.