Home instruction; removes certain criteria for parents. (HB1454)

Introduced By

Del. John McGuire (R-Glen Allen) with support from co-patron Del. Dave LaRock (R-Loudoun)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Home instruction; parents; criteria. Removes the four enumerated criteria—holding a high school diploma, being a teacher of qualifications prescribed by the Board of Education, providing the child with a program of study or curriculum that may be delivered through a correspondence course or distance learning program or in any other manner, or providing evidence of the ability to provide an adequate education for the child—by which a parent is permitted to provide home instruction for his school-aged child. The bill does not affect the requirement for such a parent to annually provide a description of the home instruction curriculum before the school year begins and evidence of the child's academic progress after the school year ends. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/21/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/23 23100706D
12/21/2022Referred to Committee on Education
01/12/2023Impact statement from DPB (HB1454)
01/26/2023Assigned Education sub: Early Childhood/Innovation
01/27/2023Assigned Education sub: K-12
01/30/2023House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/30/2023Subcommittee failed to recommend reporting (2-Y 6-N)
02/07/2023Left in Education


Bill Peabody writes:

Anything that offers relief to home schoolers is a good thing.
They save taxpayers $12,000+ per kid
$18,000 in N VA
Why not a tax credit?

Michael Albin writes:

To the extent that this bill ratifies the rights of home-schooling parents it is a good bill. Yet it doesn't go far enough in compensating such parents for their costs. A modest income tax credit of, say, $4000 would help parents defray the cost of home schooling while saving a school board a substantial sum into the bargain. In the case of FFX county, this savings is around $12,000 per child. I can't imagine the savings in the Richmond area would be much less.

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