PI-1206 Homeschool Enrollment Report (HOMER) 2018-2019

Privacy FAQs

Will the Department of Public Instruction release my name and address to outside organizations or individuals?

Consistent with the state pupil records law and its policies, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and the open records law, the Department of Public Instruction does not release the names of families who have enrolled their children in home-based private educational programs.

Will the Department of Public Instruction provide information to my child's non-custodial parent relating to his/her enrollment in a home-based private educational program?

Under Wisconsin's pupil records law, a parent or guardian must be granted access to his or her child's pupil records unless he or she has been denied periods of physical placement (visitation rights) with the child.

In order to ensure compliance with the confidentiality provision of the pupil records law, it is the policy of the DPI to notify the parent who filed an online PI-1206 Homeschool Enrollment Report (HOMER) prior to the release of any information to the requesting parent.

If you receive such notification, you will have 14 days in which to notify the DPI if the requesting parent has been denied visitation rights, and therefore has no right to access your child's pupil records. If no such notification is received by DPI, a copy of the data from the online PI-1206 Homeschool Enrollment Report (HOMER) is provided to the requesting parent.

Contact Us

If you have questions about the PI-1206 Homeschool Enrollment Report (HOMER), please contact Diane Sullivan at (608) 267-9248 or toll-free at (888) 245-2732, extension 1, or send an email to Homeschooling@dpi.wi.gov.

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