Why Your Group Should Join the Illinois Homeschool Association (and how!)
If you are a member of a homeschooling group in Illinois that is not religious based you should seriously consider joining our coalition!
We do not tell you how to run your group:
You remain completely independent.
We do not give you a bunch of rules to follow.
We never ask for membership lists.
We do require that your group:
Agree to our bylaws (see below).
Provide a few folks we can contact if someone wants to join a group near you.
Contribute dues so we can pay our dues (to the Ad Hoc Committee for Illinois Home Education Legal and Legislative Matters), legal expenses, and pay for our web page.
Have one (or more!) of your group's members participate in a semi-annual (virtual or in real life) Council meeting so your group has the latest legal information and has a voice in our activities in legal and legislative matters.
Our Mission: The purpose of this network is to support families in exercising their right to homeschool regardless of age, color, creed, ethnic background, family composition, financial condition, learning disabilities, race, religion or lack thereof, sexual preference, or special educational needs.
Our Bylaws: https://www.ilhsa.org/ilhsa-bylaws
If your group does decide to join our coalition we are easy to join!
Email us at ContactUs@ilhsa.org
Provide a contact name and email address (or two, or three) along with the physical location of your group.
Provide us with your group's name.
We will get you plugged into the network, provide you with information as to when the next semiannual meeting is, and help your contact people join the email list for legal and legislative information.
Please note: You will not have a vote during the Council meetings until you have paid annual group's dues which are due in January of each calendar year or upon joining (your choice). Group dues are currently set at a minimum of $20 a group or $5 per member family, whichever is greater.