Children being homeschooled.

Homeschool Monitoring

  • Welcome homeschool families,

    Genesee Valley BOCES has been contracted by school districts in Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Steuben, and Wyoming counties to manage the collection and evaluation of all documents pertaining to homeschooling. If you reside in one of these school districts and intend to educate your child at home, this website will furnish you with up-to-date information about homeschooling, including the necessary forms and valuable resources for parents.

    The Genesee Valley BOCES staff is responsible for coordinating the process of verifying the competence and substantial equivalence of instruction provided to home-schooled students. They will assess individualized Home Instruction Plans (IHIPs), quarterly reports, and annual assessments. Furthermore, they are available to address inquiries or provide assistance regarding home instruction, both from districts and parents. Ultimately, the superintendent of the student's resident school determines the competence and substantial equivalence of the instruction based on reports from the home school monitoring team at Genesee Valley BOCES.

    We have developed forms and information to aid you throughout the homeschooling procedure. While these forms are provided for your convenience, their use is optional. Please refer to the NVSED regulations concerning homeschooling for reporting requirements. Our objective is to be of assistance to both the districts and the homeschooling community. If you wish to speak with us directly or schedule an appointment to discuss any homeschooling queries in person, kindly contact our office.





  • For more information, contact:

    Sandra Lee James 
    Program Assistant
    (585) 344-7537

    Renee Bacon
    Homeschool Administrator
    (585) 344 or 658-7625

    Patrick Whipple, Ph.D.
    Director of Professional Learning Services
    (585) 344-7594

    A dedicated email address for homeschooling has been set up. 
    Please click this link for the email