"Homeschooling FAQs" #28

**Disclaimer: All information presented on this blog is based on our best understanding of current homeschool laws in the state of Florida at the time of each posting, and in particular the homeschool laws for Hillsborough County, where Class Source is located. However, we are not legal experts, and the information posted in this group does not constitute legal advice. Homeschool laws can vary by county and state. If you are uncertain of the homeschool regulations and requirements in your area, please verify using your local resources. The HSLDA website has a resource which allows you to look up homeschool laws by state, and is a good place to start: https://hslda.org/legal.**

This week's FAQ is:

If I use a tutor, co-op, or group-tutoring class program like Class Source as part of my homeschooling, do all the instructors need to be certified teachers?

No – if you are registered as a home-educator directly with the county. As a home-educating parent, you are free to make use of co-ops, class programs, and private tutors, as long as you remain your child’s primary instructor and the one directing your child’s education. There are no specific requirements for any tutors, class programs, curricula, or other resources you implement as part of your home-education program in the state of Florida. (Though there are some financial aid programs, such as Gardiner, which might specify certain requirements for you to be eligible for their assistance.) As a home-educating parent, you are responsible for educating your child, but you can make use of a wide variety of resources and support systems to do so.

If you want more info on Homeschooling in Florida, we've just started a Homeschool Q&A group on Facebook! You can find it here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/HomeschoolQATampaBay/.

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