Homeschooling Definition & Membership Criteria Per Bylaws
Home School Article 1, Section 3
Section 3: Home School Definition
For clarification purposes, the terms “home school” (home schooled / home schooling) when used in these by-laws shall be defined as follows: A Home School is controlled by an individual family. Instruction is provided to one or more of the children of one family unit and is provided by the parent, guardian, or by an adult chosen by the parent or guardian including electronic forms of instruction.
Home Schools are not funded with government money and/or are not monitored by a brick and mortar school or by a school district.
Home school families may choose to send their child to a local school for 1 or 2 classes per semester, or choose to co-op with other families for part of their education; however, at least 51% of their education must come under the above description of Home School.
The state’s mandates for Wisconsin home school families are defined on the state-required Department of Public Instruction form PI-1206.
Article 3: Membership
Section 1: Membership shall be open to all persons regardless of race or religion, who are willing to accept, or agree not to hinder, the purpose of RAHS as stated in the “Statement of Faith and Purpose” and who meet one of the following criteria:
- One or more children in the family are currently being home schooled as defined in Article 1, Section 3.
- The family is considering home schooling but as of yet do not have children of school age.
- The person has home schooled their child/children in the past and no longer has children eligible for home schooling (due to age or graduation) but wishes to remain an alumni member of RAHS.
Section 2: Members in good standing are those whose dues and membership forms are current and up-to-date.
Section 3: A membership unit shall consist of parent(s) or guardian, and children of the same family. Section 4: Family unit members shall have the right to vote in elections and membership meetings, and to hold office in RAHS. The family unit shall have the right to cast one vote