US Army Europe K-12 INBOUND PCS Handbook Aug 2016 - Page 13

Planning on homeschooling in Europe? Some parents elect to homeschool their children while OCONUS. This is a legal option open to all SOFA sponsored active duty military, DoD civilians, and contractors. No state or federal government permission is required. Be aware that for German citizens home schooling is illegal and homeschooling is not common or recognized in other countries. You should be mindful of potential β€œlooks” if you are out and about off post with your children during "normal school hours". In addition, to prevent unwarranted interest by local authorities you should use discernment when conducting "non-academic" activities or allowing children to be unsupervised outside the home during "normal" school hours. The Netherlands does not have a SOFA agreement. Instead they have a "Friendship Agreement" which does not address homeschooling. Homeschooling is not "recognized" by the Dutch government. The Compulsory Education Act, Article 2, paragraph 1, states that school attendance is mandatory, so there may be challenges for homeschoolers going to Schinnen. Homeschool families moving to Europe should check with the School Liaison Officer for more information about homeschooling in their country or region. School Liaison Officers may also connect homeschool families to local homeschool groups that sometimes share in field trips, PE, parties, curriculum fairs, science fairs, workshops and other educational and social activities. Child, Youth, & School Services also offer special events/programs for homeschoolers in some locations. Homeschool families may request special education evaluation and services in the DoDEA schools. Homeschool families also have the option of benefi ΡΡ₯Ήœ™Ι½΄Ν½΅”½˜Ρ‘”…Ρ₯Ω₯Ρ₯•Μ½Θ±…Ν͕́έ₯Ρ‘₯Έ)Ρ‘”½Ν‘½½±ΜΈ½Θ•α…΅Α±”°„‘½΅•Ν‘½½°ΝΡΥ‘•ΉΠ΅…δέ₯Ν ΡΌΑ…ΙΡ₯₯Α…Ρ”₯Έ…Έ•αΡΙ…ΥΙΙ₯Υ±…ȁ…Ρ₯Ω₯Ρ䰁х­”©ΥΝЁ…Έ…ΙЁ½Θ΅…Ρ ½ΥΙΝ”…Ёё”Ν‘½½°°½΅Α±•Ρ”ΝΡ…Ή‘…Ι‘₯镐Ρ•ΝΡΜ°‘…Ω”)…•Ν́Ѽ½Ή±₯Ή”±•…ΙΉ₯ΉœΑΙ½Ι…΄΅•΅‰•ΙΝ‘₯Άё”Ν‘½½°‘…Μ°Ρ…­”Ν•±•ΠΩ₯ΙΡΥ…°Ν‘½½°±…ΝΝ•Μ°½Θ)ΥΝ”Ν‘½½°Ρ•αΡ‰½½­ΜΈ±°Ρ‘•Ν”½ΑΡ₯½ΉΜ…Ι”½Α•ΈΡΌ•±₯₯‰±”‘•Α•Ή‘•ΉΠ‘½΅•Ν‘½½±•Ίёɽ՝ Ρ‘”)½ΈΑ½ΝЁ͍‘½½±Μ½Έ„ΝΑ…”…Ω…₯±…‰±”‰…Ν₯ΜΈMΡΥ‘•ΉΡ́΅ΥΝЁ‘…Ω”½΅Α±•Ρ•Ι•₯ΝΡΙ…Ρ₯½ΈΑ…Α•Ιέ½Ι¬)έ₯Ρ Ρ‘”Ν‘½½°…Ή½΅΅₯ЁѼΙ•Υ±…ȁΑ…ΙΡ₯₯Α…Ρ₯½Έ₯Έ…Ήδ‘½Ν•Έ…Ρ₯Ω₯ΡδΡΌ…±±½ά™½ΘΑΙ½Α•ΘΑ±…ΉΉ₯Ήœ½ΈΡ‘”Α…ΙЁ½˜Ρ‘”Ρ•…‘•Ί½Θ…Ρ₯Ω₯ΡδΝΑ½ΉΝ½ΙΜΈ)½Θ΅½Ι”₯Ή™½Ι΅…Ρ₯½Έ½ΘΡΌ…•Ν́±½…°‘½΅•Ν‘½½°)Ι½ΥΑΜ°½ΉΡ…Πε½ΥȁM‘½½°1₯…₯Ν½Έ=™™₯•ΘΈ)½!½΅”M‘½½°A½±₯δ…ΉEΜ)½ΝΡ…Ή‘…ɑ́…ΉΥΙΙ₯Υ±Υ΄()A((ΔΜ((0