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Nevada Administrative Code
Exemption From Compulsory Attendance
	NAC 392.011 Definitions.  (NRS 385.070) As used in NAC 392.011 to 392.075, inclusive, 
                               unless the context otherwise requires:
      1. "Approved correspondence program" means a program provided by:
        (a) A member of a national or regional accrediting association which is recognized by 
            the United States Secretary of Education and accredited for elementary or secondary 
            education;
        (b) A public school in Nevada offering correspondence study at the elementary or secondary 
            level, or both; or
        (c) A private correspondence school which is licensed by the state board of educators 
            pursuant to the provisions of chapter 394 of NRS.
      2. "consultation" means:
        (a) Participation by the consultant in the preparation of the educational; plan for the 
            child;
        (b) Participation by the consultant in the development or review of the subjects to be 
            taught; and
        (c) Consultation with the parent about any learning problems which may occur.
      3. "Parent" includes the parent and legal guardian of a child.
            (Added to NAC by Bd. Of Education, eff. 12-10-92; A by R109-97, 12-10-97)

   NAC 392.015 Persons qualified to teach equivalent instruction.  (NRS 385.080, 392.070)  A child
                must be excused from compulsory attendance at public school when written evidence 
                is provided to the board of trustees of the county school district that the child 
                will receive equivalent instruction and be instructed by any one of the following:
      1. By a teacher, other than the parent, who possesses a teaching license issued by the 
         superintendent of public instruction for the grade to be taught.
      2. By the parent, when the parent qualifies for or possesses a teaching license from any 
         state or territory of the United States for the grade to be taught.
      3. By the parent, in consultation with a person who:
        (a) Possesses a teaching license issued by the superintendent of public instruction for 
            the grade to be taught; or
        (b) Has provided instruction in the home in any state or territory of the United States for
            at least three years.
      4. By the parent, when the child is enrolled in an approved correspondence program.
      5. By the parent, when the parent has received a waiver under NAC 392.075.
            (Added to NAC Bd. Of Education, eff. 7-2-84: A 12-10-92: R109-97, 
             12-10-97)

	
   NAC 392.025 Contents of request for exemption: requirements for teachers of equivalent 
               instruction in elementary and secondary education.  (NRS 385.080, 392.070)
      1. The request to have a child excused from compulsory attendance at public school on the 
         ground that the child will be given equivalent instruction outside the school must 
         include:
        (a) A statement about the person who will teach the child and where the instruction will 
            take place;
        (b) A statement of the educational plan that includes:
           (1) The proposed educational goals for the child; and
           (2) The instructional materials to be used;
           (c) A calendar of the proposed days of teaching, including at least 180 days of 
               instruction of appropriate length;
           (d) Evidence that:
              (1) The teacher, when he is the parent, has a license to teach issued by the 
                  superintendent of public instruction for the grade to be taught;
              (2) The parent qualifies for or possesses a license to teach from any state or 
                  territory of the United States for the grade to be taught;
              (3) The consultant has:
                 (I) A license to teach issued by the superintendent of public instruction for the
                     grade to be taught; or
                 (II) Provided instruction in the home in any state or territory of the United 
                      States for at least three years;
              (4) The child is enrolled in an approved correspondence program; or
              (5) The parent has received a waiver under NAC 392.075;
                 (e) Upon initial application, proof of the identity of the child, consisting of 
                     his birth certificate or some other document sufficient to establish his 
                     identity; and
                 (f) A statement signed by the parent which declares that:
                    (1) The educational plan will be followed: and
                    (2) The parent assumes full responsibility to provide equivalent instruction
                        to the child.
      2. For the purposes of subsection 1 of NAC 392.015:
        (a) For grades 9 to 12, inclusive, the teacher must have a license to teach secondary 
            education with an endorsement in at least one of the following:
           (1) English.
           (2) Language Arts.
           (3) Mathematics.
           (4) Social Studies.
           (5) Any of the physical or natural sciences.
              (b) For grades 1 to 8, inclusive, the teacher must have a license to teach 
                  elementary education.
                  (Added to NAC by Bd. Of Education, eff. 7-2-84: A 3-10-89: 9-19-90:  
                   12-10-92: R109-97, 12-10-97)

  
   NAC 392.035 Required courses and period of instruction.
      1. To constitute equivalent instruction, the instruction to be given a child outside the 
         public schools must include instruction in the courses of study prescribed by the state 
         board of education pursuant to NRS 385.110.
      2. The minimum period of instruction which must be provided to the child on each day of 
         instruction is the appropriate period specified in NAC 387.131.
                  (Added to NAC by Bd. Of Education, eff. 7-2-84; A 12-10-92)


   NAC 392.055 School district not required to provide or compensate teacher.  A school district 
               is not required to provide or compensate a teacher who possesses a teaching license 
               issued by the superintendent of public instruction for the purposes of subsection
               1 of NAC 392.015.
                  (Added to NAC by BD, of Education, eff. 7-2-84; A 12-10-92)

    
   NAC 392.065 Duration of exemption.  (NRS 385.080, 392.070)  Upon receipt by a school district 
               of written evidence that a child will receive equivalent instruction, the child 
               must be excused from compulsory attendance for the remainder of the school year.  
               A grant of an excuse from compulsory attendance at public school is effective for 
               1 school year.  The board of trustees of the school district shall grant an excuse
               from compulsory attendance at public school for every school year for which the 
               parent demonstrates compliance with NAC 392.011 to 392.035, inclusive.
                  (Added to NAC by Bd. Of Education, eff. 7-2-84; A 3-10-89; 9-15-89; 9-19-90;
                   12-10-92; 10-8-93, eff. 9-1-94; 11-17-95; R109-97, 12-10-97)

   
   NAC 392.075 Waiver of requirement of consultant.  (NRS 385.080, 392.070)  The board of trustees 
               of a county school district must waive the requirement for a consultant, set forth
               in subsection 3 of NAC 392.015, after 1 year.  The waiver will apply of other 
               children in the family are excused at a later date from compulsory attendance of 
               public school.
                  (Added to NAC by Bd. Of Education, eff. 7-2-84; A by R109-97, 12-10-97)

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