Proposed Changes to Maryland Homeschool Regulations

Every 8 years, Maryland agencies are required to review regulations and determine if they are still needed or if changes need to be made. This past Spring, the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) began an overdue review of homeschooling regulations.

This morning, the Board will vote on whether or not to publish the proposed changes to our homeschool regulations – changes that no secular homeschool representative had a chance to help draft.

IMPORTANT NOTE >> The changes will not go into effect immediately. The public – including you – will have 30 days to provide comments on the changes. MSDE will then have the choice of incorporating some, any, or none of those changes, if they wish.

MDHSA has obtained a copy of the proposed changes, which you can download and read.

Share you concerns with the proposed changes? What’s good about them? What’s missing? What makes no sense?