Utah Law: Exemption

26 November 2011

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.

Homeschooling Affidavits

24 November 2011
Published in Legal

Utah Code Title 53A Chapter 11 Section 2
53A-11-102

To educate your child at home, you must submit a signed affidavit to your school district. Although the law doesn't dictate the time of year, this is usually done during the summer months.  By submitting the affidavit, you are informing the school district that your child will attend a home school and that you assume sole responsibility for your child's education.

** Regarding Senate Bill 39, UHEA suggests that while home school families (should) already have affidavits on file with their school districts, it may be prudent to file an affidavit for the coming year (2014-2015) to be certain that there won't be any legal challenges or issues with the old affidavits that are on file since they were processed under the old law.  The new law states that the districts have to issue a new certificate each year (which can be used where educator discounts are given), but that home schoolers only need to file once for each student as long as they don't move from the district in which they originally filed in.  If a home school student moves to another school district, the parents will need to file a new affidavit with the new school district. 

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