Disclaimer: LEAH does not give legal counsel. Providing this information should not be construed as such. If you require legal advice, LEAH recommends that you contact your attorney or HSLDA.
Regulation of home education in New York State falls under the jurisdiction of the State Education Department, the Commissioner of Education, and the Board of Regents. In 1988 after a series of court battles contesting the legality of home education, the Commissioner’s Regulations were amended with Section 100.10. The Regulations and other legal information pertinent to homeschoolers are provided on the New York State Education Department Home Instruction page. These regulations are a compromise at best, but have been beneficial in keeping legitimate home-educating parents out of court.
LEAH publishes and sells a Regulatory and Informational Manual. In addition to listing the regulations and the FAQ, the manual contains forms, guidance, and other very helpful information to assist in satisfying New York’s regulations on home education.