Really could use some help here from parents who've written successful religious exemption request letters.
I'm in NY, wrote my letter for my unvaxed son to start kindergarten, got it notarized. Was told by several parents who'd gone down this road that my letter looked really good, covered all the points, etc.
Got bounced. The rejection reads:
Please resubmit your request for religious waiver. Per NYS guidelines reason must be religious not personal. You do NOT need to state a religion but the belief that prevents immunization. (Specific reasons.)
This baffles me because my letter looks plenty religious, does not state a religion, and does give specific reasons. Can I PM it to someone who can take a look at it and tell me what I'm missing? I live in such a progressive little town and everyone assured me it's never an issue locally. So confused.
Have always been interested in homeschooling but I DON'T want this to be the reason I end up doing it. He's so looking forward to kindergarten.
Any help would be HUGELY appreciated.