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Home School Notification

Effective July 1, 2016, ORS 339.010 has been amended to lower the age of compulsory attendance from 7 to 6. In the academic year 2016-2017, you are required to notify the ESD of your intent to homeschool if your child is age 6 by September 1, 2016.

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 homeschool@lblesd.k12.or.us. (If this does not occur you may also chose to print and return the form by fax or mail):

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.

Home School – Contact

Program Administrator:
Ann Lavond

Home School Registrar:
Sam Rounsavell


School District Contacts
For families in the 12 districts of Linn, Benton and Lincoln counties.

Community College Contacts
Local community colleges offering GED and other resources to older home school students.