Differences between state law and the school department.
Hi, I have a problem, the state law in my state, says something different than the school district in my city, Central Falls, Rhode Island than the Rhode Island law. In RI law for homeschooling, I don't have to have anyone in my own to test my daughter. Twice between September and April Destinay has been tested. State law says I have to homeschool for the equivalent of 180 days, the superintendent says I have to homeschool for 180 days and it has to be 5+ hours per day. The required subjects according to the law are Reading, Writing, Math, Civics, Health and Gym according to the law of the state. My school district says I have to do all of that, plus Government of Rhode Island, History of Rhode Island, and the Constitution. The law says I don't need to submit any information about the curriculum that I will be using. The school district says that I have to submit my curriculum to be approved that I can thoroughly homeschool her. When I decided to homeschool her I had a meeting with the superintendent and the old principal of her school who is now in the Special Ed department in the school she was at. I never received anything in writing that I was allowed to homeschool her. They said at that meeting that they wanted to come over my house and see how things are set up for Destinay. That is not lawful in the state laws for homeschooling in Rhode Island. So there are many differences between Central Falls policy and the state law. I am involved in a local homeschool group and that was where I was made aware of these things. I don't want to stir up any drama in me homeschooling Destinay. On the flip side I also don't want her tested because it gives her anxiety. Even the things on the test I don't agree with. I mean in life what does it matter how fast you can read something? I feel that understanding what you read is more important than the speed you read. And as long as the Math is accurate why is it so important that you have it memorized by heart? I am nervous that if I don't conform to do what they say, I won't be able to homeschool her next year. I have a person that I can talk to in my group and she says she has no problem with going against the school department to uphold the law in my state. So after all this post, I have a question should I just do what Central Falls says or should I go against them and do what the law in the state says I'm allowed to do?