• Home Schooling Process


    Proof of Residency

Home Schooling


    Buffalo Public Schools 
    Office of Home Schooling

    If you feel that HOME SCHOOLING your child is an option that you would like to consider, please click on the buttons below and carefully read the information found in Related Files.
     Parent Resources Students with Disabilities NYS Regulations Document Samples
    Open Letter to Parents
    CLICK HERE for the Welcome to Homeschooling Guide

    The New York State Education Department provides parents the opportunity to have their children instructed at home(Part 100.10 Commissioner’s Regulations). The opportunity to home school is an option available to parents of K-12 students who feel that educating their child outside of the traditional school setting is the preferred method of instruction.

    As per 100.10 of the Commissioner’s Regulations,  parents/guardians must annually provide written notice to the Superintendent of their intention to instruct their child at home by July 1st of each school year.  If parents/guardians choose to provide home instruction after the start of the school year, written notice to the Superintendent must be provided within fourteen (14) days following the commencement of home instruction. Assessment of such intentions and additional documentation necessary to maintain compliance(i.e. Individualized Home Instruction Plan (IHIP), Quarterly Reports, Annual Assessments) are managed by the Office of Home Schooling.

    The request is for an entire school year, September through June. Intent to Home School letters and IHIP will be accepted throughout the school year.

    If you feel that home schooling your child is an option that you would like to consider, please carefully read the information found in NYS Regulations below. Additional helpful information can be found in the other tabs at the top of this page.

    If you  would like to ask questions about the process, receive an informational packet or receive support with completing the required paperwork, please call 716-816-3106 or visit the Home Schooling Office in Room 427, City Hall between the hours of 8:00am- 2:30pm Monday- Friday.

    Home Schooling Office

    Email: BPShomeschooling@buffaloschools.org


    pencil  To help us serve our local home school families better, please complete the BPS Home Schooling Service and Information Survey. 
    CLICK HERE to start.

    School ID badge photos taken at 427 City Hall.  Please call for an appointment 716-816-3106.

    Aundrea Sanders
    Student Support Services
    716.816.3106 (O) |716.851.3259 (F)

    Home Schooling Office
    716-816-3106 (O)


  • All documents can be sent to the Office of Student Support Services/Home Schooling via email BPSHOMESCHOOLING@BUFFALOSCHOOLS.ORG. 

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