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#91 of 95 Old 04-19-2009, 04:01 PM
 
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Well where I live they come out for ANYTHING! 7 years ago my stepsons mom called in a report and said that his shoes were too big and he tripped when he walked and they came to his school with a police officer and pulled him out of class (he was in K) to check his shoes! For real! (my stepson has lived with us for 9 years) They closed out the report with no problems but I was shocked to see that they would act on a report like that.

After the incident where my MIL called on us a few months ago I received a phone call from my local school board telling me they needed the information on my kids private school (phone number/email/address) to verify the legitimacy of the school! A few days later I received an email from our private school telling me they had been contacted and confirmed our enrollment!
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Wow! Well, I guess I won't let myself feel overly-secure, but at the same time will try to not overly-worry.

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Anyhow, I was under the impression that CPS would only take a call seriously, if the caller was reporting actual observations. Meaning, if we had mutual friends who were still in touch with both of us (we don't), my mom or sister could take something observed by the mutual acquaintance, and call about that. But I was thinking that since they're so unlikely to hear any new information about our kids, in order to call they'd literally have to fabricate stuff. /QUOTE]

yeah, that call would not have been accepted in a lot of states, but i have heard FL is pretty harsh as far as CPS goes.

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I just saw this thread for the first time.

I cannot imagine family doing something like this, especially when it's pretty obvious that you put so much time and effort and care into your kids' learning.

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I just saw this thread for the first time.

I cannot imagine family doing something like this, especially when it's pretty obvious that you put so much time and effort and care into your kids' learning.
Thanks! I think my sister's hostility had been building, especially since a few months before the call, she had wanted my mom to pay her to put together curriculum for my older dd. My mom said she would only do it if I was willing to follow it.

And I thanked my sister, but explained that we have internet access too, and can easily look up stuff ourselves (she was basically printing different stuff out that she'd found on different sites, and organizing it around themes). I explained that the activities looked fun -- but dd often has her own ideas of what she wants to do each day, so while she might very well choose to do some of the stuff, I just couldn't promise that we'd make it worth my sister's while (and my mom's money) by following the whole curriculum.

I think she was p!ssed that I prevented her from making some additional income -- and also that she and my mom were both offended by the fact that I'd leave it up to dd to decide what she wanted to do.

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