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.
· 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
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.