Hi there everyone!
My name is Laura and I am a mother of a 14-year-old daughter named Kristie. She is a sophomore in high school and is an honor roll student. Lately, Kristie has been having a lot of problems in her current public high school. She is being lied to by her own friends, being ignored, being bullied, and also being picked on by teachers! She has come home numerous times in tears, begging me to change her schools for her. My daughter and I have a very close relationship, and she comes from a stable family, so there are no "family problems" or any other causes to her distress. (Believe me when I tell you this... I'm letting her edit my typing right this second). Kristie just seems to be having a very rough time and cannot handle the stress anymore. I know that she should not be running away from her problems, but believe me she is not running. She is a very strong young woman and has dealt with all of her problems in a mature manner (talking/confronting her friends, talking to Principals, talking to teachers, etc.)
So, I have decided I will let her make her own decision and am allowing her to change schools. We live very close to another school, (actually the school I am talking about is actually closer than the public school she is in now). Kristie does not want to go to a private school, but only another pubic school where she won't have any stress coming from her current peers. I am 100% in this decision to let her change schools, so moms PLEASE do not try to "sway" my decision any other way. I would just like some answers to my questions.
How do you change public schools without moving?
Can you use a family/close family members address?
If I talk to board members/people who are concerned and tell them about my daughter's bullying problem, will they allow her to change schools? I am willing to drive her and pick her up so busses wont be a problem.
Thank you Mothers!!!! I need an answer ASAP!!!