child has a right to an education and it is the Division’s commitment
to provide an education of the highest possible standard for each
student registered in our public schools. The Division also recognizes
that parents have the right to direct their child's education from their
home in accordance with their conscientious beliefs, subject only to
such reasonable limits prescribed by law.
exercising the alternative of home-based education shall adhere to the
policies outlined in the Saskatchewan Home-based Education Policy Manual
. These policies shall serve as procedural guidelines for the
administration of home-based education programs in the Division.
Superintendent of Learning is the official responsible for the
registration of home-based education programs within the Division. The
Superintendent may also consult with, or delegate aspects of the
home-based education program, such as the monitoring, standardized
testing, assessment of special needs students and/or development of a
remedial program to other qualified personnel, as deemed appropriate.
1. Home-Based Education Permanent Records
1.1. The Superintendent of Learning shall maintain a permanent record of each registered home-based education program.
1.2. The record for each student registered shall include:
1.2.1. The annual Notification of a Home-based Education Program;
1.2.3. Correspondence with the home-based educator with respect to the registration;
1.2.4. Monitoring and renewal of the program;
1.2.5. Annual progress reports;
of any tests or assessments administered by Division personnel and
pursuant to Ministry of Education Regulations;
relating to any difference or conflicts that was dealt with in
accordance with the dispute resolution process; and
1.2.8. Documents relating to any appeals to the Board with respect to the program Home Based Education Programs and Services
2. Home Based Education Programs and Services
2.1. The Division will register home-based education students and monitor their programs.
2.2. Upon request, the Division will provide annual standardized testing as per the Division's assessment schedules.
Division will provide assessment to students with special needs as per
the Division's Student Service assessment practices.
2.4. Additional services beyond #1-3 above will adhere to the following general principles:
Any service provided will not impair or restrict the use of facilities
or the services of personnel normally provided to students in the
2.4.2. Request for services or in the case of students with special needs will be made to the Superintendent of Learning.
educators may apply to the Superintendent of Learning for the provision
of the following materials, services, and resources:
2.5.1. Ministry of Education curricula and foundation documents provided that extra copies are available;
of textbooks that are in use in the Division by its students, provided
that there are extra copies available. (Textbooks will not be purchased
by the Division specifically for the use of home-based educators.);
to and student borrowing privileges at, the closest school library,
subject to arrangements with the principal. When using the services of
the school the home-based student will be under the supervision of the
home-based educator and subject to the behaviour expectations of the
maximum of one Distance Education course at the 10, 20, 30 credit level
per year, per student is available to home-based education students
level and registration will be in accordance with the Divisions Distance
Education Procedure 05-127; and
request, the Division will reimburse up to $350.00 annually per
home-based student for receipted resource materials and textbooks. The
receipts and request for reimbursement are sent to the Superintendent of
Learning. Additional conditions include:
The reimbursement for expenses incurred must be within the school year
in which the student is registered for home-based education;
188.8.131.52. Receipts must accompany the request; and
The reimbursement of expenses will be prorated at the rate of $35 per
month if the student is registered for only a part of the school year.
If registration is submitted by the Ministry requested deadline (August
15) home-based educators are qualified to receive an extra $100
incentive per student per year.
request to the Superintendent of Learning, home-based students will
have free access to the services of an educational psychologist and a
speech and language pathologist under contract to the Division.
2.7. Supervision of departmental examinations at no cost.
2.8. Enrolment in the Division band program will be subject to the following conditions:
2.8.1. The student shall be subject to the expectations of the band program;
2.8.2. The rental of instruments will be in accordance to the Band Procedure 05-119;
to class, rehearsal and to any designated “pickup points” for
transportation to performances, shall be responsibility of the
home-based educator; and
2.8.4. The home-based educator is encouraged to become a member of the Band Parents Association in that community;
may choose to include home-based education students in extracurricular
activities. The final decision is at the discretion of the principal.
Sections 2, 85, 87, 109, 157, 370, Education Act
Sections 17, 18, Education Regulations
Saskatchewan Home-Based Education Policy Manual (Saskatchewan Ministry of Education, May 2012)
October 21, 2013