Welcome to Home Instruction.
The following school districts subscribe to the TST BOCES Home Instruction Service: Dryden, Groton, Ithaca, Lansing, and South Seneca School Districts.
If you wish to home school your child, you must send a letter of intent to the Director of External Programs. The Director works very closely with your school's Superintendent. The Director is a support person and can assist you or answer any questions you might have about Home Instruction.
The letter of intent must include your name and address, your child's name (first, middle, and last), birth date, grade the instruction will take place, as well as the duration that the instruction will occur (for example from September 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013). This letter is due in the office on July 1st or within fourteen days of commencing Home Instruction.
Paperwork can be sent to: Diahann Hesler, Director of External Programs, TST BOCES, 555 Warren Road, Ithaca, NY 14850. Email is also a great way to communicate and save on postage and paper. Please send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
The basic requirements for home schooling your child are:
A couple of useful links for home schooling families are the following:Home Schooling Resources Link Plato Online Courses for Home Schoolers New Special Education Law July 2008 regarding Home Instruction Students NYSED Commissioner's Regulations regarding Regents diplomas for home schoolers Best wishes for success!