Home Schooling Procedure
Parents in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts have the statutory right to educate their children at home, provided the parents receive the prior approval of the Superintendent of Schools or the School Committee in their district. MGL.c. 76 Section 1; Commonwealth v. Roberts, 159 Mass. 372 (1983). This policy conforms to that statutory right and addresses the issues of what standards are permissible in reviewing an application for home education, and what procedures should be followed in such a review.