In compliance with Rhode Island General Law, the
Narragansett School Committee shall approve home schooling only when it
complies with designated requirements.
Home schooling shall be approved when it complies with all of the
period of instruction in the home instruction is substantially equal to
that required by law in the public schools.
attendance register must be kept, made available upon request to the
Superintendent or designee, and returned to the Superintendent at the end
of the home schooling instructional year.
writing, geography, arithmetic, the history of the United States, the
history of Rhode Island, the principles of American government, and health
and physical education shall be taught in the English language
substantially to the same extent as such subjects are required to be
taught in the public schools; and that the teaching of the English
language and of other subjects indicated herein shall be thorough and
Superintendent shall require an annual evaluation of the home instruction
program to measure student academic progress. The evaluation measures may include a
report card, written evaluations, dated work samples, or similar
evaluative tools. Annual testing or
standardized testing, while not required by Rhode Island General Law, may
be used as a type of evaluation. If
testing is a parental choice, the school will make every effort to make
arrangements accordingly to meet the parents’/guardians’ request, so that
standardized testing may occur.
Parents/Guardians choosing to educate their child/children
at home must request approval from the Narragansett School Committee each
year. The following procedure will be followed:
the Superintendent of Schools in writing by completing the Home
Schooling Request, Compliance Agreement, and Approval Form (request
from the District Office or download/print from the Narragansett School
the completed form to the Office of the Superintendent as far in advance
of the start of the school year as possible.
proposed home schooling program to the Office of the Superintendent for
review of curriculum content and appropriateness.
completion of the review process, the Superintendent will recommend
approval, approval with modification, or non-approval of the home
schooling request to the School Committee.
Superintendent will notify the parents/guardians of the decision of the
approving the request to Home School, the School Committee in effect
determines that the parents/guardians are in compliance with the terms and
conditions heretofore enumerated and that they may provide home
instruction for their child.
person resident aggrieved by the action of the School Committee either in
approving or refusing to approve home instruction may appeal to the
Commissioner of the Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary
Guidelines for the Participation of Home School Students
in Public School
Home schooled students’ participation in Narragansett Public
School specific academic programs, enrollment in specific courses,
extracurricular and/or interscholastic activities, formal testing programs, and
use of the school facilities is subject to the approval of the School
Committee. Participation is contingent
upon the understanding that approval will be guided by the following
remains available within the set student participation level of the
program, class, etc., . . . ;
enrollments in the school district shall have preference;
parents/guardians provide transportation to and from an approved activity;
shall follow all rules and meet the same requirements as established for
regular students, including health and other expectations;
requires no extenuating direct cost to the district;
wishing to participate in extracurricular activities must meet all
eligibility requirements of the Rhode Island Athletic Interscholastic
League (RIAIL) and all stipulations as stated in 1-5 above. RIAIL requirements will be made
available upon request.
1st Reading: July 10, 1985
Adopted: August 21, 1985
1st Reading: September 20, 2006 Narragansett School
2nd Reading: November 15, 2006 Narragansett, Rhode Island
Narragansett School System
Request, Compliance Agreement, &
To be completed by Parents/Guardians:
Date of Birth: Grade
Home Schooling Start Date:
We attest that:
All mandated curriculum as described in Rhode
Island Public Law 16-29-2 will be included in the home schooling program;
That the period of attendance of pupils in home
instruction is substantially equal to that required by law in public schools;
Instructional attendance records, as required by
Rhode Island Public Law, will be kept and returned to the Superintendent.
Parent/Guardian Signature Date
To be completed by Superintendent:
I have reviewed the intent of the above parents/guardians
and am forwarding it to the School Committee for approval.
School Committee Action
Approved with Conditions: