Summaries and Explanations of South Dakota Homeschooling Laws
Department of Education Responsibilities
School District Responsibilities
Participation of Home School/Alternative Instruction Students in Interscholastic Activities
South Dakota Home School Laws from HSLDA
South Dakota Statutes Pertaining to Home Education
13-27-3.4. Certified copy of birth certificate to be provided to certain persons at no cost.
13-27-29. Placement of child who has attended unaccredited school or alternative program-- Appeal.
13-27-2. Child excused from school.
13-27-3.2. Maintenance of birth certificate by school as permanent record.
13-27-20. Complaints against persons responsible for truancy--Contents of complaint-- Verification.
13-27-1. Responsibility of person controlling child--Ages of compulsory attendance--Entire school term--Waiver.
13-27-1.1. Religious exemption after eighth grade.
13-27-3. Child excused if provided alternative instruction--Application--Investigation-- Revocation--Restrictions--Testing.
13-27-3.1. Birth certificate or affidavit to be submitted--Violation as misdemeanor.
13-27-3.3. Report to district school board of children for whom birth certificate not furnished--Board to notify state's attorney.
Home School Laws from HSLDA
13-27-7. Applications for excuse from attendance--Certificate issued by board president-- Revocation--Grounds.
13-27-9. Record of certificates of excuse from attendance--Copies to secretary and place of instruction.
Case Law and Legal Opinions
Pierce v. Society of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary
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