Welcome to the Homeschool Information Section

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Homeschool law in Nevada has changed significantly with the passage of SB 404 during the 2007 legislative session. On July 1,2007, the new law became effective. SB 404 can be found at the following website: http://www.leg.state.nv.us/74th/Bills/SB/SB404_EN.pdf

The STATE OF NEVADA OF INTENT TO HOMESCHOOL (Pursuant to NRS 392.070) is available on the following website: http://www.doe.nv.gov/Homeschooling/

The Notice of Intent to Homeschool form is required for children from ages 7 to 18 only. This is a one-time filing and does not need to be refiled unless the name or address of the parent or child changes, or the child is reentering homeschooling after being enrolled in public school.

An additional form, STATE OF NEVADA NOTICE OF INTENT OF HOMESCHOOLED CHILD TO PARTICIPATE IN PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES, is also available on the above-referenced website: http://www.doe.nv.gov/Homeschooling/ . Please note that the information in this form must be filed annually with Churchill County School District should you request participation in programs of special education, or any classes or activities, sports or interscholastic activities and events, at a public (or charter) school.

To contact Derild Parsons, Director of Special Services and the Homeschool Program, please call (775) 423-5187. To file Homeschool Notification forms (or to obtain Homeschool forms) please contact Administrative Secretary, Stacy Fisk, located at 690 S. Maine Street, Fallon, NV 89406.

The aggregate number of credits earned through correspondence/examination that may be applied towards graduation shall be five (5). The five credit limitation may be exempted via request to Superintendent and Board of Trustees.

For more detailed information, please see the following policies:

Churchill County School District in connection with Part B of the Individual with Disabilities Education Act is obligated to identify, locate and evaluate all children with disabilities (ages 3 through 21) within the district's jurisdiction. If your private school (homeschool) suspects that a child has a disability, you may request an evaluation of that child to determine the disability.

If you wish to request an evaluation for a child suspected of a disability, please call the Churchill County School District Special Services office at (775) 423-5187, and assistance will be provided relative to scheduling the requested evaluation.

Application of I.D.E.A.

The purpose of this section is to make homeschool parents aware that under state and federal law, Churchill County School District must offer to provide special education services to eligible students who are enrolled in a homeschool setting in order to ensure that homeschooled students have an equitable opportunity to benefit from their educational program. The school district has established protocol based on the requirements of NRS 392.070 as to how these services will be provided.

The law requires that the school district provide a proportionate share of federal funds for students with disabilities currently exempt from public instruction who are enrolled in a homeschool program.

A "Service Plan" will be developed for those homeschool students who have been designated to receive services. The school district will make the final decision with respect to the services to be provided to eligible homeschool students. Access to special education programs and related services during the regular school hours will be offered. However, should a parent request services for their homeschool student after school hours, once the above-referenced allocated funds have been depleted, the services would then be provided after regular school hours.

If you believe that your child/children are eligible for special education and related services, or if you wish to have the school district determine special education eligibility that would allow your child/children access to special education and related services, please do not hesitate to contact Derild Parsons, Director of Special Services, at (775) 423-5187.

Thank you for your interest in Churchill County School District's special education program. If you have any questions or wish to discuss this matter further, please do not hesitate to contact the Special Services office at (775) 423-5187.

Contact Information

Use the form below to send your general inquiries to the Churchill County School District Special Services office or call us at (775) 423-5187.

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