How does a Home School student receive a School Choice Account?
If a home schooled student would like to receive a School Choice Account, the parents only need to opt out of public school and notify the State Department of Education that the parents’ child would like to receive a School Choice Account. An account will then be created for the child, and Oregon education dollars transferred into the account. The account will be administered by a nonprofit organization chosen by the parents, who will not touch the education dollars in the account but will instead direct how the education dollars will be spent. Some of the items that the education dollars may be spent on include home school curriculum, tutors, educational therapy, computer, vocational training and other approved education costs.
How does a Home School student receive protections by using a School Choice Account?
The School Choice Amendment will add language to the Oregon Constitution to protect home schooling families who choose to participate and receive money from a School Choice Account.
This protective language added to the Oregon Constitution will protect Home School students and families from regulation by the state: home school students and families will not be forced to change their creed, curricula, education practices, or teaching credentials or qualifications. Protection like these are not currently available to home school families and will only be available to home school families who choose to participate and receive money from a School Choice Account.