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#1 of 6 Old 02-11-2012, 08:21 PM - Thread Starter
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I'm having a hard time finding info about pulling the kids out DURING the year. HELP!

I'm in VA...


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Many people do this. Generally you just file your notice of intent or whatever it's called in your jurisdiction. I'm in Canada, but I found this information with a quick bit of Googling.



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Hi I am in Hampton too.  I waited until the beginning of this year even though I really wanted to pull mine out last year. I believe you still have to give your notice of intent to the school district unless you are using a religious exemption. 

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Seems the same there as here in KY, just send in the notice of intent. They just need it processed before they're start worrying about lack of attendance, usually within 2 weeks of pulling out. To be kind and not stir up trouble and bad feelings I did it all in a week, first told the teacher, then submit the paperwork to the district, then informed the school office, then didn't bring him back the next Monday. I did look into Virginia homeschooling as I want to move there in a couple years. You are supposed to keep records of studies and school days, and a portfolio of work I think. If not using religious exemption for end of year evaluations you'll have options: testing, teacher certification, or portfolio review.

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In NY (or maybe it's just our district?!), you are required to notify the school district within 14 days removing kids from school.  Good luck with your decision!

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As soon as I gave notice to the superintendent's office, my kids were officially not enrolled any longer.  I went directly to the superintendent's office to hand them my letter of intent in person on their first day out of school which meant they had it immediately.  I had also let the school know in advance what our plans were but just did the "official paperwork" on that first day not attending.  I had also waited for a semester break/Christmas break.


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