In accordance with state law, Lakeville Area Schools is required to ensure that all school-age children living within the district’s boundaries are being educated. The district’s primary role is to be certain that all Home Schools comply with state law and to provide the necessary information and forms to each Home School for compliance. Current Home School families in Lakeville Area Schools will receive a letter in July from the district that will direct them to this webpage for sample forms requesting the information to be submitted for the upcoming school year.
- Please submit documents electronically to Mary Moody at Mary.Moody@isd194.org or call 952-232-2025.
Forms for Mandatory Information, found below, must be submitted before Oct. 1. If complete information – Homeschool Full Report or Letter of Intent to continue Homeschooling, immunizations, parent degrees/certification (if applicable), and norm referenced testing information – is not received, the District must report to the State of Minnesota in November that the Home School is “Not Compliant”.
Educational Aid Reimbursement Rates
The Minnesota Department of Education has established the following tentative reimbursement rates for the upcoming school year: Revised 7/2020 (subject to change)
- Educational aid reimbursement = $85.59 for all students Grades K-12.
Rates may be adjusted on or about October 15 when the actual appropriation and program participation figures are known. If you choose to participate and in order to be eligible for reimbursement, you are required to complete and return the Student Report for Aids to Nonpublic Students Report (*Report found below) by Oct. 1. Eligible dated receipts must be submitted to the District Office with the Home School Reimbursement Report (found under Optional Forms) by June 15, 2021. It is important that you review the list of eligible and ineligible items for reimbursement found under Optional Forms below. Please note that all items must be secular. Receipts for reimbursement must be dated between July 1, 2020 and June 10, 2021. The optional forms are also due by Oct. 1 except for the Shared Time form which is due Jan. 15 and the Home School Reimbursement Report (as stated above).
Forms for Mandatory Information
- SY21 Pupil Health and/or Secondary Grades Guidance Counseling Request Form
- SY21 Graduation Standards Testing Request Form
- SY21 Home School Reimbursement Report/Eligible Materials List
- SY21 Student Report for Aids to Nonpublic Students
Shared Time Policy
Additional Home School Information Links
- ISD 194 Home School Policy
- Resources and Information Minnesota Homeschoolers’ Alliance
- Minnesota Association of Christian Home Educators (MACHE)
- Home Based Educators’ Accrediting Association
- Required Nationally Normed Achievement Testing (age 7-17)
Compulsory Instruction Law
Health Standards and Immunization Requirements for School Children
121A.15 Health standards; immunizations; school children
121A.16 Early childhood health and development screening; purpose
121A.17 School board responsibilities
121A.18 Data use
121A.19 Developmental screening aid
Aids for Nonpublic School Children
123B.40 Declaration of policy
123B.42 Textbooks; individual instruction or cooperative learning material; standard tests
123B.43 Use of individualized instructional materials
123B.44 Provision of pupil support services
123B.45 Payments for contractual obligations
123B.46 Administrative costs
123B.47 Notice to districts; proration
123B.48 Limit on district obligations
|Mary Moody, Student Services||Mary.Moody@isd194.org||Primary district contact; General questions|
|Michelle Seifert, Business Services Controller||Michelle.Seifert@isd194.org||Pupil Aid Entitlement and Material Requisitions|
|Brigitte Glenn, Assessment/Accountability||Brigitte.Glenn@isd194.org||Minnesota State Testing|
|Mike Zweber, Lakeville North Activities Dir.||Michael.Zweber@isd194.org||Co-curricular Activities, Lakeville North High School|
|Tom Dasovich, Lakeville South Activities Dir.||Tom.Dasovich@isd194.org||Co-curricular Activities, Lakeville South High School|
|Harry Robbins, Activities Dir. Middle Schools||Harry.Robbins@isd194.org||Co-curricular Activities, Middle School|