Local School Districts

Contact information for area school districts are listed below. We recommend that you be thoroughly familiar with the Virginia home education law. In the past school officials have occasionally put extra stipulations on testing, evaluations, parent qualifications, etc.  It is advisable for you to know the law, so that you only give the local school officials what is required under the Virginia statute.

Procedure to home educate under the 1984 home instruction law.

  1. Fill out an intent form for home education which is due by August 15th preceding the school year in which you plan on homeschooling.
  2. Send your intent form to your local school system as listed below.
  3. Make sure all correspondence is sent certified mail with return receipt.
  4. Keep copies in your files of all correspondence made to the school system.

Please be aware that the home education law neither requires nor allows personal meeting or visits with or by school officials. If you asked for a meeting, politely refuse and let them know you have done everything required by law. If someone comes to your door, politely refuse to speak to them, except to let them know you have met the requirements of the law. With any contact (phone or personal) tell them to feel free to put any question in writing and you will respond in writing.

GRHE highly recommends that you be a member of HSLDA. HSLDA will represent you in any dealings with your local school system.

Bedford County Schools

Loretta Ulch
Secretary to the Assistant Superintendent,
PO Box 748
Bedford, VA  24523

Botetourt County School Board

Joe Harden
Supervisor of Instruction
143 Poor Farm Road
Fincastle, VA  24090

Craig County

Ron Gordon-Superintendent
Craig County School Board
P.O. Box 245
New Castle, VA  24127

Floyd County Schools

Bill Gardner
Pupil Personnel Services
140 Harris Hart Road
Floyd, VA 24091

Franklin County Schools

Elaine Hawkins
Franklin County School Board
24 Bernard Rd.
Rocky Mount, VA 24151

Montgomery County

Linda Galloway
Administrative Assistant for Student Services
200 Junkin Street
Christiansburg, VA  24073

Roanoke City Schools

Cynthia McLearen
Office of School Counseling
PO Box 13145
Roanoke, VA 24031

Roanoke County Schools

Pam Garrison
Social Worker Coordinator
William Byrd High School
2902 Washington Ave.
Vinton, VA 24179

Salem City Schools

C/O Susan Young
Student Services
510 South College Ave.
Salem, VA 24153

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