Homeschooling Without a Cover/Church School
In 2014 the rules changed slightly for homeschoolers in our state. Alabamians are no longer required to use a church/cover school as a middle man between families and the BOE (it is still an option should you desire their services).
Families wishing to go "coverless" may file a one-time Letter of Intent to homeschool with your local BOE. In the River Region families should file with their county BOE (if you live elsewhere in Alabama check to see if you should register with your city or your county). There are no requirements beyond that. Parents will not have to turn in attendance or grades to anyone.
You can read more about this option on the State Department of Education's website (look under the "non-public schools" tab).
Parents who would like more information or support with going coverless are welcome to email us.
When submitting a Letter of Intent make sure you keep a copy for your own records. It is strongly recommended that you mail the LOI both Certified Mail and Return Receipt so that you have proof the document was mailed by you and received by the BOE.