The relevant provisions of the bill can be seen online. The extracurricular access provisions are found on pages 1129-1130 and the PSEO provisions are found on page 1438 of the PDF link.

Dual Enrollment College Courses Next Year

The bill also directed that the state’s Post-Secondary Enrollment Program (PSEO) be opened up to homeschoolers. The PSEO program pays for dual enrollment college courses at participating Ohio institutions of higher learning. Homeschooling families who wish to participate in the PSEO program must notify the Department of Education by April 1 of the year prior in which they plan to participate.

Although the legislation allows the DOE to relax that deadline for homeschooled students who wish to participate for the 2013-2014 school year, it has been reported that all funding has been allocated and that homeschoolers will have to wait until next year to receive funding for PSEO classes.

To find out more about how to apply for PSEO program funding, visit the Ohio Department of Education website.This page has not yet been updated to reflect the new law.

Donnelly pointed to the new regulation as an example of how HSLDA partners with CHEO to protect homeschooling from unreasonable government regulation.