ORS 339.030 has been amended to lower the age of compulsory attendance from 7 to 6. You are required to notify the ESD of your intent to home school if your child is age 6 by September 1, 2017.
To register your child(ren) as a new home school student(s), please download and complete the Home School Notification Form below and use the submit button at the bottom of the form to return it to Linn Benton Lincoln Education Service District (LBL). The submit button will use Adobe Reader/Acrobat to create a PDF attachment of your notification in your email program. Please send that email to email@example.com. (If this does not occur you may also chose to print and return the form by fax or mail):
You may also complete the Notification Form online:
PLEASE NOTE: The 2017-18 school year for the LBL home school program does not begin until July 2017. Before then we cannot process 2017-18 home school notifications. If you turn in a notification for next school year, before July then it will be held and processed once our new school year begins. Once your student is registered for home school, you will receive a confirmation letter. If you turn in an early notification and do not receive a confirmation letter by August 1st, please contact our office.
Once we receive your online notification, we will reply by email. Generally within 10 business days you will be sent confirmation of home school enrollment letter which will give you information about how to remain in compliance with home school laws. If you do not receive an email and a letter, please contact our office by phone 541-812-2687 or email.
You must notify LBL of your intentions to home school within 10 days of withdrawing your child from public or private school. If your child has never attended school, you must notify us of your intentions to home school once the child is seven years old.
Your child’s home school notification will remain active until you notify us of a placement change. Students cannot be enrolled in a local public school until they have been released from home school. Please contact our office before registering your student in public/private school, or if you are moving out of the Linn, Benton or Lincoln area.
Oregon online public charter schools are part of the public school system, and not considered a home schooling option. These schools are tuition free, and the entire curriculum is provided. Students enrolled in an Oregon online public charter school are public school students and are NOT considered home school students.