Funding: Approved Reimbursements

Policy for Reimbursing Home Education Purchases

According to the rules set by Alberta Education and recorded in the Home Education Regulation regarding how a home educating parent may use the home education funds for each home educating student, the parent must

  1. use the funding only to defray the costs incurred by the parent for programs of study, instructional materials, or other resources related to the home education program
  2. provide the home education program with receipts showing how the parent(s) spent the funding

And the parent may not

  1. use the funding to pay him/herself for providing the home education instruction, management, or supervision
  2. use the funding to pay for travel costs or other expenses usually required to be paid by a parent of a student who is enrolled in a school

The new “Standards” document from Alberta Education

The new “Standards” document, which is a policy document intended to “clarify” the above cited information from the regulation, contains the most current new and additional restrictions on how home educating parents may use their home education funding, and I see that these restrictions are problematic at best.   For those who want the details, please download my presentation and supporting documentation:

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