At TST BOCES, we understand that learning takes place in a variety of ways and in different environments. Through our Home Instruction service, we work with districts to ensure that home-schooled students are meeting the academic requirements set forth by the New York State Commissioner of Education.
In addition to monitoring compliance with the commissioner’s regulations, TST BOCES coordinates the receipt and review of required documentation, such as letters of intent, individualized home instruction plans, quarterly reports and assessments. We compile this information and maintain databases of all home-schooled students as well as individual files for each student.
The Home Instruction service assists parents with questions pertaining to home instruction and helps them understand requirements (see our overview of responsibilities). BOCES regularly notifies districts of the compliance status of home school programs.
School districts that subscribe to the TST BOCES Home Instruction service include Candor, Dryden, Ithaca, Groton, Lansing, Newfield, South Seneca, Trumansburg and Morrisville-Eaton.
FreeRyde with TCAT
Attention home instruction families! The TCAT is offering an opportunity that you're not going to want to miss! Beginning on May 29, 2022, the TCAT is offering its FreeRyde program for all school-aged students (including seniors through Summer 2022.
This program will take learning on the road! With the FreeRyde program, your students can:
● Gain confidence by riding public transit.
● Enjoy the summer-only route 22 service and travel to the parks on the outskirts of town.
● Engage with members of their communities.
● Learn how to plan for taking a trip.
● Other trip training that may be useful.
To sign up, please fill out this form. Upon receiving your response, our department will reach out to you to confirm the pickup date/time you've indicated.
If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to our department!