Boone/Winnebago County Regional Office of Education

Rockford is in Winnebago County and part of the Boone/Winnebago ROE. They cut right to the quick with “home school” information:

Home Schooling Registration Forms

Information on Parent-Taught Home Instruction is available from the Regional Office of Education. This information outlines the rights and responsibilities of a parent under Illinois law. Illinois court decisions have established that a parent may teach his/her own child/children in their home provided that the child’s educational program satisfies the requirements as set forth in the Illinois School Code.

Here’s what Winnebago County’s Directory of Services says about the ROE job description:

Regional Office of Education

The Regional Office is responsible for registering teacher certificates, providing school bus driver classes, administering GED tests and issuing GED certificates, monitoring school bus districts for compliance with Life/Safety Code, providing environmental workshops and field trips to the Regional Environmental Center and registering home school programs. In addition, the Regional Superintendent serves as the TRuant Officer for the two county area.

Rockford has a daytime curfew. It does not seem to be effective either. as noted in this news piece. It does infringe on freedom of movement for all; particularly homeschoolers:

Rockford Truancy Debate Heats Up

Please remember, homeschoolers, that registration is not mandated or necessary.


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