Are there Regulations for Private In Home Classes In Texas?
The answer will depend on whether you qualify as a school or child care facility. Students attending a private or parochial school are exempt from compulsory attendance at a public school if the school includes in its course a study of good citizenship. Homeschools must be conducted in a bona fide manner, using a written curriculum consisting of reading, spelling, grammar, math and a course in good citizenship; no other requirements apply.
The following is a definition from the Texas Education Code:
(6-a) "Private school" means a school that:
(A) offers a course of instruction for students in one or more grades
from prekindergarten through grade 12; and
(B) is not operated by a governmental entity.
Safety and other licensing requirements may apply. Local zoning regulations may apply as well. Home business use regulations vary by local area. I suggest contacting the local building department or city hall for applicable requirements. If you qualify as a child care facility, other regulations may apply..
The following is from a Texas statute:
"Child-care facility" means a facility licensed,
certified, or registered by the department to provide
assessment, care, training, education, custody, treatment,
or supervision for a child who is not related by blood,
marriage, or adoption to the owner or operator of the
facility, for all or part of the 24-hour day, whether or
not the facility is operated for profit or charges for the
services it offers.