I've been a member here for years. However, today I am posting under a new user name to protect my privacy. During the 2009-2010 school year, we enrolled in a charter school after homeschooling privately for 3 years. We continued during the 2010-2011 school year. After the first semester, we decided to leave the charter school and go private again. According to the HomeSchooling Association of California, we wouldn't need to file an affidavit for private school until the fall of 2011.
So I didn't.
A truancy officer came to my house today. He was very nice and made it clear that he isn't a bully and is not here to judge what I do with my family or the curriculum that I choose. He told me that he could tell that we actually "do" school because I have a school area set up and things written on the white board, etc. But he did get a letter from our former charter school saying that we left the school and I don't have an affidavit. He said that technically, he can take my children right now and go put them in school. (Luckily my children aren't here right now because we've had extended power outages and they are waiting them out at their grandma's house.)
And something that confuses me is that he said that there have been reports that my kids don't know how to read. Who said that?
Anyway, he said that if I can file an affidavit and fax it to the county's school district's main office, then they can pull him off my case. So right after he left, I filed the affidavit and faxed it right off.
How worried should I be?