Home school: until May 31, 2022 to apply

Exit the simple declaration to do school at home… Parents of disabled children must now seek the agreement of National Education. They have until May 31, 2022 to send their file for the start of the school year in September.

Family education (IEF), a right for all children? That was before. Before the Bill Separatism and école “and, more specifically, the law of August 24, 2021” confirming 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 practice, family homelessness, distance from an establishment or even in the event of ” specific situation of the child motivating the educational project “. An additional administrative procedure that the parents of children with disabilities would have done well, many of whom have opted for home schooling for lack of solutions…

Until May 31, 2022 to file your application…

Until now, these families simply had to make a statement to the town hall and to the academy. They will now be required to complete the Cerfa form n° 16212*01, accompanied by several supporting documents: identity papers of the child and of the holders of parental authority (identity card or passport), proof of residence, medical certificate provided to the MDPH (Departmental House for Disabled Persons) or decisions relating to the child’s education provided 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 resides until May 31, 2022, for the start of the 2022 school year. answer. After this time, his silence will be worth agreement. In the event of a disability or health problem, the authorization may be granted for a maximum period of three years, renewable, instead of one year for the others.

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… except in the case of an overriding reason

In January 2022, the National Advisory Council for People with Disabilities (CNCPH) issued an unfavorable opinion on the draft decree, pointing in particular to the calendar constraints (full article linked below). Indeed, while the feu » declaration could be made at any time, the authorization must be made between 1is March and May 31. ” The request must be possible at any timehe urged. This is essential for students with disabilities whose situation is known to require changes during the year. His request was heard… partially. It will be possible to submit a derogatory request during the year if the related reasons ” the child’s state of health, disability or geographical distance from any public school became apparent after the application submission schedule » or « when, after consultation with the headteacher, it is established that the physical or moral integrity of the student is threatened “, informs the Ministry of National Education.

Children already educated exempted from formalities

In addition, the law provides for a transitional regime » for children already educated in the family before the entry into force of this new system, i.e. in 2021/2022. ” Authorization will be granted to them as of right for the 2022-2023 and 2023-2024 school years when the results of the annual educational control for the 2021-2022 school year have been deemed sufficient. “Explains the Ministry of National Education on its website (link below). The provision of a medical certificate and the CDAPH decision is not necessary, however they must still complete a specific Cerfa (n°16213*01). A new measure which, without a doubt, will cause a lot of ink to flow…

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