Alternative Instruction is when a parent or guardian chooses to accept the responsibility for all aspects of their child’s education.  For more information, please see Frequently Asked Questions. 


If you are not certain what district you live in, check the interactive map, enter your address in the search bar, then click Apply, (tax district code must be 46001 to be in the Meade School District.) or email


The new, simplified Online Reporting System, which will be utilized collectively by parents/guardians, school districts and the Department of Education is currently posted on the South Dakota Department of Education Home School webpagealong with additional guidance regarding the providing of alternative instruction.


*A notification for alternative instruction must be filed within 30 days from the first time the child begins alternative instruction or within 30 days of the following transitions:

  • A child enrolls in a public or nonpublic school
  • A child moves to a different school district
  • Families are encouraged to communicate with the district about other relevant transitions such as participation in activities, an open enrollment change, or special education evaluations.

 An alternative instruction notification form DOES NOT need to be filed every academic year. ONLY unless there are address changes (move out of the Meade School District) and if the student is new to alternative instruction.





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