HEAC 2021-22 Season Kicks-Off

The Home Education Advisory Council (HEAC) begins the 2021-22 school year on Thursday, October 21 starting at 3:30pm. There will be multiple new members, yet to be announced, as several have completed their three-year terms or stepped down. Elections for officer positions are expected at this meeting.

The October 21 meeting is canceled as of 10/18/21.

Update November 11: Although several good nominations were made by home education groups and other named council organizations, appointments have not been announced to date. It is unclear at this time if HEAC will have the November 18th meeting as scheduled.


There are several issues facing the homeschool community following last year’s session:

  • Prenda’s community pod status as home education
  • Equal Access difficulties – update on Rochester situation
  • The new EFA program confusion with home education
  • Basis for awarding credits as homeschoolers transfer to public schools
  • VLACS informs families that full-time enrollment for K-5 is homeschooling
  • State BOE August 2021 meeting remarks about reporting of homeschoolers each year


Next Meetings

Due to construction at the DOE main office in Londergan Hall, the council will meet at the department’s Walker Building office at 21 South Fruit Street, room 100, in Concord for the next few months. HEAC’s meetings are from 3:30pm to 5:00pm as scheduled below. The general public is welcome to attend via this Zoom link.

Meeting ID: 850 7024 5585

Passcode: 224001


October 21, 2021  CANCELED as of 10/18/21

November 18, 2021

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January 20, 2022

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March 17, 2022

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May 19, 2022

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Links to meeting minutes and members’ contact information are available on the NH DOE’s HEAC page.


Read More About HEAC

HEAC Considers Recovering Bright Futures Program

HEAC Concludes the 2020-21 Year

HEAC Addresses Equal Access Problems

HEAC Concludes Ed 315 Revision

HEAC Continues After the Holidays

HEAC Advances Ed 315 and Reviews NHSBA Policy

HEAC Works with NH DOE re Participating Agencies and Home Ed Credits


By Michelle Levell