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Old 01-21-2008, 04:44 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Did anyone ever have problems registering their child with the state if your state requires it? When did you have to register them? How far before thier birthday (usually 6 right?) Did you send in all the paperwork? Thanks!
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In MA you have to send a letter of intent to the superintendent for the fall when your child is 6 years old. I haven't had any problems - in fact, I never even heard back from them.

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In MA you have to send a letter of intent to the superintendent for the fall when your child is 6 years old. I haven't had any problems - in fact, I never even heard back from them.
but what if your child turns 6 in the middle of a school year?
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I could be wrong, but my understanding is that the child has to be 6 before a certain date. For example, in my town if the child turns 6 before Sept.1st, they would have to register. My daughter turned 6 on August 29th.

My son is an October baby, so I won't have to register him until the fall he will be turning 7 if that makes sense.

And I didn't turn in my letter of intent until the last week of August, BTW.

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I could be wrong, but my understanding is that the child has to be 6 before a certain date.
That is how I understand it. If the child is the age to start public school, that is when the letter gets sent. I sent my DD's letter the week before the school year was to start. DS's letter went out the day I pulled him out of school. In the state where I live the law says we need to send our letter w/i 30 days of starting the homeschool. (Provided the child is of compulsory age.)

I had no problems at all with either notification.
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That is how I understand it. If the child is the age to start public school, that is when the letter gets sent. I sent my DD's letter the week before the school year was to start. DS's letter went out the day I pulled him out of school. In the state where I live the law says we need to send our letter w/i 30 days of starting the homeschool. (Provided the child is of compulsory age.)

I had no problems at all with either notification.
Yeah in WA state it is 8 yo, but I have had to register her for different reasons. It was only a slight pain in the butt, but I had to take it to the district office.
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It's really hard to answer your question without knowing where you are. Regulations vary widely from state to state. There are some rules that are 'generally' true, but that doesn't really matter if your state happens to be one of the exceptions to that rule.

I'd suggest googling "X state" homeschool laws and see what you find.

FWIW, in MN we need to report to our local school district. Our law is somewhat ambiguous, and I wait until the next fall to report my child who turned 7 (the compulsory school age in MN) during the school year. It hasn't been a problem for me.

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i am in vermont.

can anyone help me find out the date the child has to be 6 by?
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This site is saying it's by the age of 7 in Vermont

I hope that this helps!

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