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post #41 of 52
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Originally Posted by Arduinna View Post
Why would they be looking the other way? Why would the district even know the people were HSing in the first place, if they never had reported or been in the system YK?
Smalll town.
post #42 of 52
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Originally Posted by phathui5 View Post
Exactly. My children, for example, have never been enrolled in school. So it's not like the school would know they were missing.
BUt dont you have to file some type of HS paperwork either either with the school district or dept of education at the state level. I know this varies based on what state you are in. for example in AZ you only send in one affidavit the first year you HS and no one ever bothers you again. But they do have a 'record' that you are HS your kid.
post #43 of 52
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Originally Posted by 1growingsprout View Post
BUt dont you have to file some type of HS paperwork either either with the school district or dept of education at the state level. I know this varies based on what state you are in. for example in AZ you only send in one affidavit the first year you HS and no one ever bothers you again. But they do have a 'record' that you are HS your kid.
Not in NJ. I don't have to do a thing as long as my kids were never in school noone in the school district even knows they exist, I guess.
post #44 of 52
There are already rules in NYS law about homeschooling. The regulations are a PITA, but they don't affect my day-to-day interactions with my kids, and they guarantee that homeschooling can't be made illegal in my state, at least not without a huge fight.

I could see having to deal with more paperwork, but honestly I'm not worried in the slightest about HSing becomming illegal in the next 11 years (when DS is 18 and past school age.)

I don't have a "what if?" solution in my head because it's simply not something I'm worried about actually happening.
post #45 of 52
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Not in NJ.
Nor in Michigan.
post #46 of 52
Probably move to Canada. Unless the government was going to make it so that I didn't have to pay so much to send my kids to the private school we have picked out as our "backup" in case hsing doesn't work for us for whatever reason. Or maybe I'd use one of those virtual academies, like the K12 one here in Ohio.
post #47 of 52
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Not in NJ. I don't have to do a thing as long as my kids were never in school noone in the school district even knows they exist, I guess.
In Kansas, we register our non-accredited private school one time with the state. We don't send anything for individual children. My dd's name isn't on the form at all. She has never been in school anywhere. She was born in another state. I don't know if Kansas or the school district even knows she exists.
post #48 of 52
i would start my own school.
post #49 of 52
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Originally Posted by 1growingsprout View Post
BUt dont you have to file some type of HS paperwork either either with the school district or dept of education at the state level. I know this varies based on what state you are in. for example in AZ you only send in one affidavit the first year you HS and no one ever bothers you again. But they do have a 'record' that you are HS your kid.
I did, but I have friends who never bothered to file the paperwork. I often question whether we should have gotten on the city's radar, but we haven't had any issues with them. And I've only filed it for our older two, so they don't know about the younger two.
post #50 of 52
I would so move, going under ground to homeschool if necessary.

I have only lived in Montana, Alaska and Texas for 20 years of homeschooling, because of thier laws.

The Mountains of North West Montana, or Alaska would look real good ;-)
post #51 of 52
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Originally Posted by Arduinna View Post
Why would they be looking the other way? Why would the district even know the people were HSing in the first place, if they never had reported or been in the system YK?
In my family's case, I attended the public school and my mom and little brother volunteered in the classrooms so much it was pretty obvious he was homeschooling. This was in Oregon between '85 and '91 and there were laws about registering as homeschoolers, but that never happened.
post #52 of 52
I would find a loophole, like enrollment in a private correspondence school or something like that. And then I would pursue a teaching certificate if having one would get me "legal". And then I would use it to help other HSers.
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