The Lawrence Public Schools recognize the right of parents to educate their children outside of a school setting as provided by General Laws Chapter 76, Section 1. The law requires, however, that a child being educated outside of school must also be instructed in a manner approved, in advance, by the superintendent or his/her designee. The Lawrence Public School district does not approve home education programs for anything less than a full-time instructional program.

Parents/guardians must obtain approval annually from the superintendent of schools or his/her designee prior to beginning a home education program. Please send completed applications via email or mail to the contact information below.