How Does Our Family File as Traveling Homeschoolers?

Q: Our homeschool family travels a lot. How do we comply with the homeschool law?

A: Traveling Homeschoolers Compliance Understood

It is generally understood that parents should comply with compulsory attendance laws of the state they are in for 6-8 weeks or more. It does not matter where the parents declare residency or pay taxes. The question is, “Where does the child sleep at night?”

For example, parents could be a resident of another state or live in another country, but they would need to comply with Virginia’s compulsory attendance laws if they are in Virginia for 6-8 weeks or more.

HEAV can not give legal advice. Be sure to seek appropriate legal counsel for your specific situation to ensure you comply with state laws as you travel.

Yvonne Bunn
Director of Government Affairs

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