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Record Keeping in Louisiana

 
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jhayman2
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 4:45 pm    Post subject: Record Keeping in Louisiana Reply with quote

New to homeschooling, and Im a little confused on what exactly Im supposed to keep rocord of for louisiana laws. Anyone know????
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 6:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

From the Louisiana legal analysis at:
http://www.hslda.org/laws/default.asp?State=LA

A renewal application “shall be approved” if the parents submit “satisfactory evidence that the program has in fact offered a sustained curriculum of quality at least equal to that offered by public schools at the same grade level.” Parents must submit “with the renewal application a packet of materials which includes such
documents as”: (a) a complete outline of each subject taught, (b) a list of books and materials, (c) copies of the student’s work, (d) copies of standardized tests, (e) statements of third parties who have observed the child’s progress.


There is no specific mention of recordkeeping elsewhere, but since this is required for a homeschooling renewal application, this is what you need to keep track of. That is, unless you homeschool as a private school, which seems to be much less restrictive:

Such home-based private schools which receive no local, state, or federal funds must “report to the state Department of Education their total attendance as of the 30th day of their school term...”

You'd probably want to keep a basic overview of what subjects and material in each subject you cover each week or month, just in case someone asks, but it looks like only attendance is actually required for this option.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 9:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks so much. I did choose the private school option.
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