The following links are the four state laws that pertain to home schooling in the State of Rhode Island:
Compulsory attendance laws:
Attendance required - This law covers the ages of compulsory
attendance, which for homeschoolers are the ages for which teaching is
16-19-2 Approval of private schools - This law covers the subjects required by law, the submission of attendance registers, and other instructions.
16-22-4 Instruction in health and physical education.
16-23-2 Loan of Textbooks - the school is required to let you borrow the texts being used in the public schools.
Further legal information on home schooling in Rhode Island can be found at www.hslda.org/hs/state/RI
Each school department in the State of Rhode Island interprets their responsibility for homeschoolers slightly differently (and homeschoolers' responsibility to them!). Please familiarize yourself with these laws so that you can be sure that the district is not asking for more than they should.
Rhode Island Guild of Home Teachers keeps an eye on state
legislation affecting homeschoolers, and sends email updates through
the RIGHT email list and other venues when necessary.