In 1988, the Pennsylvania General Assembly passed Act 169. This law amended the Pennsylvania School Code to allow parents or guardians to homeschool their children as an option to compulsory school attendance. This law specifies the requirements and responsibilities of the parents and the school district where the family lives. There are several additional requirements for homeschooling students who have been identified as handicapped per the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.
For more information, please contact Donna Greenawald at 412-675-3070, ext. 1204.