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Home School Assistance Program funds - Use of (September 2016 School Leader Update)


The Department has received inquiries this past school year regarding the use of Home School Assistance Program (HSAP) funds. Note the passage below taken from the administrative rule on the use of HSAP categorical funds, especially the last sentence.

98.12(2) Inappropriate uses of categorical funding. Inappropriate uses of the home school assistance program funding include, but are not limited to, indirect costs or use charges; operational or maintenance costs other than those necessary to operate and maintain the program; capital expenditures other than equipment or facility acquisition, including the lease or rental of space to supplement existing schoolhouse facilities; student transportation except in cases of home school assistance program-approved field trips or other educational activities; administrative costs other than the costs necessary to administer the program; concurrent and dual enrollment costs, including postsecondary enrollment options program costs; or any other expenditures not directly related to providing the home school assistance program. A home school assistance program shall not provide moneys to parents or students utilizing the program.

Additional guidance can be found in the Home Schooling handbook found at Homeschooling Handbook (page 16, number 13). For questions regarding homeschooling, contact Pam Spangler at 515-281-3427 or

Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on February 17, 2018 at 3:09pm.