Home school: register until May 31, 2022

Leave the simple statement to go to school at home… Parents of disabled children now have to ask permission from the National Education. They have until May 31, 2022 to send in their file before the start of the school year in September.

Family Education (IEF), a right for all children? That used to be. for the bill separatism and school “and in particular the law of 24 August 2021” affirming respect for the principles of the Republic “. From the start of the 2022 academic year, the IEF is subject to prior authorization from the State, instead of the current simple declaration. It can only be granted for certain reasons: health reasons, disability, artistic or sporting practices, family homelessness, distance from an establishment or even in the case of ” specific situation of the child motivating the educational project “. An additional administrative procedure that would have benefited the parents of children with disabilities, many of whom have opted for homeschooling for lack of solutions…

Until May 31, 2022 to submit your application…

Until now, these families simply had to make a statement to the town hall and to the academy. They must now complete the Cerfa form No. 16212*01, accompanied by various supporting documents: identity papers of the child and of the holders of parental authority (identity card or passport), proof of address, medical certificate submitted to the MDPH (Departmental House for Disabled Persons) or decisions regarding the education of the child by the Commission for the Rights and Autonomy of Disabled Persons (CDAPH). The complete file must then be sent to the Directorate of Departmental Services for National Education (DSDEN) of the department where the child is staying until May 31, 2022 before the start of the 2022 school year. After this time, his silence will be worthwhile. In the event of a disability or health problem, the authorization can be granted for a maximum period of three years, renewable, instead of one year for the others.

… except in case of compelling reason

In January 2022, the National Advisory Council for Persons with Disabilities (CNCPH) issued an unfavorable opinion on the draft decree, notably pointing out the calendar restrictions (full article linked below). Indeed, while the fire » declaration can be made at any time, the authorization must be made between 1er March and May 31. † The request must be possible at any timehe insisted. This is essential for students with disabilities who are known to need to change the situation during the year. His request was heard… in part. It is possible to apply for a derogation during the year if the related reasons” the child’s health status, disability, or geographic distance from a public school became apparent after the application submission schedule ” True ” when, after consultation with the director, it is determined that the physical or moral integrity of the student is threatened ‘, the Ministry of National Education said.

Children who have already received an education are exempt from formalities

In addition, the law provides for a transitional regime » for children already raised in the family before the entry into force of this new system, ie in 2021/2022. † For the 2022-2023 and 2023-2024 school years, they will be legally authorized when the results of the annual education check for the 2021-2022 school year have been found to be sufficient. “Explains the Ministry of National Education on its website (link below). Providing a medical certificate and the CDAPH decision is not necessary, but they must complete a specific Cerfa (n°16213*01). A new measure that will undoubtedly make a lot of ink flow…

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