GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF NORTH CAROLINA
AN ACT TO PERMIT HOME INSTRUCTION, UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS, AS A MEANS OF COMPLYING WITH COMPULSORY SCHOOL ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS.
The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:
Section 1. Article 39 of Chapter 115C of the General Statutes is amended by adding a new Part to read:
"Part 3. Home Schools.
"§ 115C-563. Definitions.–As used in this Part or Parts 1 and 2 of this section:
(a) 'Home school' means a nonpublic school in which one or more children of not more than two families or households receive academic instruction from parents or legal guardians, or a member of either household.
(b) 'Duly authorized representative of the State' means the Director, Division of Nonpublic Education, or his staff.
"§ 115C-564. Qualifications and requirements.–A home school shall make the election to operate under the qualifications of either Part 1 or Part 2 of this Article and shall meet the requirements of the Part elected, except that any requirement related to safety and sanitation inspections shall be waived if the school operates in a private residence and except that testing requirements in G.S. 115C-549 and G.S. 115C-557 shall be on an annual basis. The persons providing academic instruction in a home school shall hold at least a high school diploma or its equivalent.
"§ 115C-565. Requirements exclusive.–No school which complies with this Part shall be subject to any other provision of law relating to education except requirements of law respecting immunization."
Sec. 2. This act is effective upon ratification.
In the General Assembly read three times and ratified this the 20th day of June, 1988.