You don’t need to ask for permission. Home education is a legal excuse from compulsory attendance in Ohio. It is equal to other educational options. You therefore do not ask the superintendent for his/her permission or approval to home educate, but instead notify them of your intention to homeschool your children. This is an important differentiation, because the superintendent does not have authority, if you are compliant with the required notification information, to deny a parent’s intent to homeschool.