Michigan Homeschooling Questions: Teaching Other Kids
by Bettie Adams
(Howell, Michigan USA)
Michigan Homeschooling Questions
I am a certified teacher in Michigan and am homeschooling my 8 year old son but I have families who are not state certified and would like me to also teach their kids. Is this legal? Can they hire me to teach their children?
I worked in a private school and left and these families are looking for a new experience. It is only five kids including mine. It is really confusing. When I contacted the MDE they said that it is legal but I just don't trust it! LOL...
Do I still need to contact each child's district superintendent to inform them or does the parent do this? It is often not recommended for home schoolers to fill out the SM-4325 but if I am being hired by parents, should I do this?
It sounds like parents are supposed to school their own children but if they do not hold a bachelors degree and aren't claiming a religious exemption then can they hire someone like me? I really appreciate any advice you can offer.