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I am in Idaho where no reporting is required. If you are in an "easy" state, do you still track days and field trips and such "just in case"
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by on Nov. 18, 2012 at 10:55 AM
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by on Nov. 18, 2012 at 5:05 PM

 nope no way no how if I had to track ect I would prob try to find a loophole way out of it.

by on Nov. 18, 2012 at 7:14 PM
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Technically, we are supposed to keep track (NC), but I've never known anyone who has actually been audited or anything.  I keep a notebook with attendance, but I have been known to cheat (shhhh!).  I feel like the number of days is less important than the work we cover.

by on Nov. 18, 2012 at 7:33 PM

I track days and have a lesson plan book that I keep. Any interesting work is kept in a folder for that year. I only do this as a way to track myself and make sure we are not slacking off. And yes, in case anyone wants to know what we've been doing.

by on Nov. 18, 2012 at 9:23 PM

Quoting chotovec82:

I live in Indiana.  Here you are only required to have your kids in "school" 180 days. I have heard that no one ever checks up on this. However, I have an attendence book that I put in their attendence and it also has a list of their classes and I write down what they did that day.  I would rather be safe than sorry. JMO

Indiana here, too.

I have a lesson plan book I use for the whole year, which serves as my attendance book as well. When we aren't doing at home lessons (like we go to co-op all day 24 weeks a year), I still write "co-op" in that space. AT the end of the year I print out a few pictures of projects they did during the year and put them in sheet protectors in a binder. A very simple scrapbook, and include '180 days' on it somewhere. :)

by on Nov. 18, 2012 at 9:29 PM
We live in ohio and it's pretty easy, but I still track days and write everything down.
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by on Nov. 18, 2012 at 9:37 PM
I'm in Michigan. I don't have to do a thing.
No testing, no asking permission, no records or reporting to anyone.

The only thing is it has to be done by a parent.
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by on Nov. 19, 2012 at 1:36 AM
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Nope I didn't track nothing or have the kids take the required tests

by Gold Member on Nov. 19, 2012 at 9:53 AM

I honestly don't know if we are supposed to track or do much of anything.  I fibbed to the local school board (well, sort of--I told them that she was doing online with a private school, which is sort of true.  It got us out of the need to report to them which is what I wanted.  I am keeping track of all grades, progress reports and report cards.  Each child will have a file with a sample from every subject in that file for each year.

by on Nov. 19, 2012 at 11:56 AM

 Nope, never have in all my 20 yrs of home educating.  I just have a set amount of work I want done and we do it.  

by on Nov. 19, 2012 at 12:04 PM

 Nope nope nope! I would much rather spend that time doing things with my kids!

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