When the decision has been made to home school your child, we encourage you to notify your local school district and Van Buren ISD to assist with record keeping and to prevent a truancy inquiry by law enforcement officials. There are two choices a parent/guardian can make when electing to home school, either becoming a registered home school family or nonregistered home school family.
A home school family is considered a parent/guardian who is educating their child in the core subject areas in an organized educational setting within the home. To become a registered home school family, you MUST contact the Michigan Department of Education at 517.241.5385 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Registered home school families may be eligible to receive special education services through the local school district and Van Buren ISD. Home school families who DO NOT contact the Michigan Department of Education are called nonregistered home school families and are not eligible to receive special education services for their child.
We ask that you complete the Notification of Home School form and return it to the Van Buren ISD, 490 S. Paw Paw Street, Lawrence, MI 49064, Attention Melissa Nelson.