Originally Posted by EviesMom
Hmmmm... I wonder if the "if you enroll, it's compulsory" thing applies across multiple years too.
4 year old DD is in half-day Pre-K, but you have to go through the sign up process to be assigned to a school for K as well. We'll be homeschooling next year, so we just didn't do any paperwork. I know lots of kids move from this program to gifted ones, private ones, etc. so I figured we'd be back to the "non-compulsory until age 6" thing next year.
I wonder if I'll have to file for homeschool K/age 5 even though it isn't compulsory until 6. I don't mind doing it, I'm just wondering. Where/how did you find that information for your state?
OP, I too vote for just pulling her in your situation, though. Our school is at least not annoying about number of missed days at Pre-K. I do hear, though, that K is different, whether it's just the teacher attitude or something legal I don't know.
Since Pre K is not required here or any other state I am aware of they have no truancy issues. They like for the kids to be there of course but if you pick them up early or dont send them once a week nothing can be done about it.
K however follows the same rules as all the other grades. If they miss they need an excuse and can only miss 12 days a year. If they miss 5 in a row with no word to the school as to why then they get nasty about it.
I havnt pulled dd yet for trips but I have kept her home on the day they did the flu shots at school for fear they would screw up and give her one accidently and they where doing the mist as well so I didnt want her around the germs.
I did write on that note exactly why I was keeping her home since I was pissed they where doing it at school anyway
If I ever do keep her out for a trip I will just send a note to school that says "DD couldnt make it to school on X date" or something to that effect. I have a real problem with the school getting involved in my personal bussiness and only explain as much as I feel is needed. If I think dd needs to be home then dd needs to be home period.