Public Schools Marketing to Homeschoolers
Its official title is, An act relating to prohibiting advertising and marketing to students receiving home-based instruction.There are requirements, in statute, in Washington that address the district’s obligation to inform public school parents about program offerings. They must let parents know if what they are offering covers the learning goals or essential academic learning requirements and, one step further, whether the program permits the student to meet one or more of the state’s or district’s graduation requirements. This law exempts homeschoolers from such statute. It forbids school districts from disseminating advertising, marketing or soliciting for their programs to parents who have submitted a declaration of intent to homeschool. So, if your school district is operating an alternative learning experience program, a digital or what we call virtual public school, they may no longer use any means to solicit you for enrollment. They are prohibited from even marketing to you for part-time enrollment. Keep in mind that advertising to you is not limited to just their alternative learning programs, sometimes called PPP’s, Parent Partnered Programs, but any program offered by the district.
Washington Homeschool Organization
* School districts are not obligated to mail the declaration of intent to homeschool parents.
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