Register with Superintendent's Office

In accordance with state law, Waconia Public Schools is required to ensure that all school-age children living within the district's boundaries are being educated. Residents of ISD 110 may choose to homeschool.

A parent who teaches homeschool must turn in an Initial Registration Form and Immunization Report to the student’s resident school superintendent:

· By October 1 of the first year the child is homeschooled after reaching age seven.

· Within 15 days of withdrawing a child from public school to homeschool.

Within 15 days of moving out of a district, the parent must notify the old district of the move. They must turn in the Full Report to the new district by October 1 of the next year.

In subsequent years, the parent turns in a Letter of Intent to Continue to Provide Instruction by October 1 of each year.


Waconia Public Schools
512 Industrial Blvd
Waconia, MN  55387


(952) 442-0639


2023-2024 Initial Registration Form for Homeschool
Immunization Report
Letter of Intent to Continue Homeschool Instruction

Compulsory Instruction Compliance Data Reporting

Each year on October 1, as part of Minnesota’s compulsory instruction requirements, nonpublic schools, including educators of both private and homeschool students, are responsible for reporting to the superintendent of the district in which the student resides. The report should include the following:

  • The name, birth date, and address of the student.
  • The annual tests intended to be used under Minnesota Statutes, section 120A.22, subdivision 11, if required.
  • The name of each instructor.
  • Evidence of compliance with one of the requirements specified in Minnesota Statutes, section 120A.22, subdivision 10.

1. Parent Notification. If the superintendent does not receive this report, or it appears from the report that the student is receiving instruction in violation of Minnesota’s compulsory instruction requirements (Minn. Stat. §§ 120A.22 or 120A.24), the superintendent must notify the student’s parent, specifically listing the alleged violations.

     Example Allegations: A non-exhaustive list of example violations includes:

  • Failure to submit the initial report to superintendent under Minnesota Statutes, section 120A.24, subdivision 1(a).
  • Failure to submit the intent to continue letter/report to superintendent in accordance with Minnesota Statutes, section 120A.24, subdivision 1(b).
  • Failure to obtain the superintendent’s agreement to the specific examination to be used and the administration and location of the examination, in accordance with Minnesota Statutes, section 120A.22, subdivision 11.
  • Failure to list an instructor that complies with Minnesota Statutes, section 120A.22, subd. 10.

2. Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) Notification. If the alleged violation(s) is not corrected within 15 days of the parent’s receipt of the District notification, the superintendent must request fact-finding and mediation services from MDE. Minn. Stat. § 120A.26, subd. 4.

3. County Attorney notification: If the alleged violations are not corrected through the fact-finding and mediation process, the superintendent must notify the county attorney of the alleged violations. The superintendent must notify the parents, by certified mail, of the superintendent’s intent to notify the county attorney of the alleged violations. Minn. Stat. § 120A.26, subdivision 5.

(source: Minnesota Department of Education Compulsory Instruction Compliance Data Reporting)

Aids to Nonpublic Students

Parents of students in regular private schools often pay for most of their student's tuition, and so do homeschooling families. A small amount of financial assistance is available through the Aids to Nonpublic Students program. You must meet the following deadlines if you want aid: 

By October 1: Complete and return Aids to Nonpublic Students Form to your resident school district.  Forms are available in the District Office located at 512 Industrial Blvd, Waconia or send a request to:

By October 15: Your resident school district submits information to MDE, allowing you to:

-Request reimbursement for educational materials: $95.69 (2023-24) per eligible pupil for reimbursement for textbooks, standardized tests and individual instructional materials on a loan basis. These funds may now be used for ACT testing. (purchases and requests for reimbursement must happen between July 1, 2023 and June 30, 2024)

-participate in the district's Pupil Health Services.

-access to Secondary Pupil Guidance and Counseling Services.

Students must be age 5 by September 1 to be eligible for any aid. Unless kindergarten students are in full-day programs, they receive pro-rated half-time funding.