If you are a homeschool teacher, you can make and sign Homeschooling Contracts to protect your interests when offering instruction to a parent. This document can be used to hire a homeschool teacher for a single student, or it can be used by a learning pod made up of multiple families. Within the contract, you can define the learning schedule and payment terms among other details . When drafted properly, this essential contract allows you to make your teaching arrangement legally-binding, and it may help to limit disputes by ensuring that both signers are on the same page. Different from the generic templates that you might find on another site, every Homeschooling Agreement that is built on Rocket Lawyer comes with the option of Document Defense®, so an attorney in our network can review the situation and take action if you need to demand payment or have any other issue.
When to use a Homeschooling Contract:
You are hiring a homeschool teacher for your child(ren)
You want to join up with other families to hire a homeschool teacher for your learning pod
You want to supplement you child(ren)'s distance learning with private instruction at home
You are a private instructor for hire and want to make your teaching arrangement legally-binding
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This (the "Agreement") is made and entered on (by and between (the "") of , , and the following parent:
In this Agreement, the party who is contracting to arrange the services shall be referred to as "Parent", and the party who will be providing the services shall be referred to as "."
. DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES. Beginning on , the will provide educational instruction to:
The will take place at , , . The schedule is as follows: .
. PAYMENT FOR SERVICES. The Parent will compensate the for the services provided upon completion of the Services. no later than . .
No other fees and/or expenses will be paid to the , unless such fees and/or expenses have been approved in advance by the appropriate executive on behalf of the Parent in writing. The shall be solely responsible for any and all taxes, Social Security contributions or payments, disability insurance, unemployment taxes, and other payroll type taxes applicable to such compensation.
. TERM/TERMINATION. shall terminate automatically on . may be terminated by either party upon days' written notice to the other party.
A regular, ongoing relationship of indefinite term is not contemplated. The Parent has no right to assign services to the other than as specifically contemplated by this Agreement. However, the parties may mutually agree that the shall perform other services for the Parent, pursuant to the terms of this Agreement.
. RELATIONSHIP OF PARTIES. It is understood by the parties that the is an independent contractor with respect to the Parents, and not an employee of the Parents. The Parentswill not provide fringe benefits, including health insurance benefits, paid vacation, or any other employee benefit, for the benefit of the .
. ENTIRE AGREEMENT. This Agreement constitutes the entire contract between the parties. All terms and conditions contained in any other writings previously executed by the parties regarding the matters contemplated herein shall be deemed to be merged herein and superseded hereby. No modification of this Agreement shall be deemed effective unless in writing and signed by the parties hereto.
. WAIVER OF BREACH. The waiver by the Parent of a breach of any provision of this Agreement by shall not operate or be construed as a waiver of any subsequent breach by .
. SEVERABILITY. If any provision of this Agreement shall be held to be invalid or unenforceable for any reason, the remaining provisions shall continue to be valid and enforceable. If a court finds that any provision of this Agreement is invalid or unenforceable, but that by limiting such provision it would become valid and enforceable, then such provision shall be deemed to be written, construed, and enforced as so limited.
. APPLICABLE LAW. This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the .
. SIGNATORIES. This Agreement shall be signed by and by . This Agreement is effective as of the date first above written.
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Homeschooling Contract FAQs
Should homeschool teachers write Homeschool Contracts each time they are hired?
Regardless of what type of private instruction you will provide, a Homeschooling Contract is recommended for every homeschool provider. The following benefits may help to persuade you:
There are no surprises about how long the agreement will last
Both parties know when billing will happen
Roles and responsibilities are understood by the parent(s) and the hired teacher
Without a Homeschooling Agreement, you might have to manage one or more of the following unwanted repercussions: unexpected changes, not being paid on time, unmet standards, vague expectations, and, unfortunately, barely any recourse when disputes arise.
How are Homeschooling Contracts structured?
Before getting started, you might want to prepare the following information for the Homeschooling Contract:
Name and address of the parent
What tasks you are committed to performing
How long the homeschool instruction will last
What fees will be charged and when
As you may expect for an agreement like this, your Homeschooling Contract will also include the typical legal language regarding the independent work relationship, the protection of confidential information, restitution for losses, and dispute resolution methods. During the process of making your agreement, you'll also have the ability to select the state under which it will be governed. Using the document tool, you have the ability to make additional custom modifications, if necessary.
What might it traditionally cost for a lawyer to draft a homeschool contract template?
The cost of hiring a legal provider could add up to anywhere between hundreds of dollars to thousands, depending on the complexity of the matter. You can fill out your own Homeschooling Contract for free with Rocket Lawyer. When you're ready to start, you can tap or click on the button that says "Make Document." If you'd like, you can also send your drafted document for legal review by an Rocket Lawyer network attorney before signing it.
Will I need to do anything else after writing a contract for homeschooling?
In order to make this drafted document into a true legal contract, you and the parent need to sign it, electronically, by means of RocketSign®, or otherwise. Your client should get a copy of your final agreement. With a Rocket Lawyer membership, you also may save it in PDF format or as a Word file, print it, or copy it as necessary.
Will Rocket Lawyer check my Homeschooling Agreement before I sign?
Depending on whom you ask, some lawyers may not even agree to review your document if they did not write it. An easier approach might be through the Rocket Lawyer attorney network. If you sign up for a Premium membership, you have the ability to ask for a contract review from an attorney with experience in business or pose other questions related to your Homeschooling Agreement. As always, we're here for you.
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