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I'm sorry, Homeschooling is illegal in this district.

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Oh this soothed a part of my soul that has been aching for a very long time. Link.

I went into the office of my daughters school today. I needed help logging into this site that lets me view her grades. While I was there, an office worker pulled me into her office.

She said, "Savannah mentioned she is going to homeschool?"

Me "Yes, it looks that way. "Her poor attendance coupled with her poor grades leads me believe that's the best option for her."

With a look full of concern she tells me, "I'm sorry, I'm afraid homeschooling is illegal in this school district except for medical reasons." "If you pull her out, she'll be considered truant and you can go to jail."

Me, "That won't be an issue." "Homeschooling isn't illegal in this state." "I will be teaching her myself."

Her, "I'm sorry, but unless you have a teaching credential, you can't do that."

I sweetly smiled back. "Actually I can." "According to California State law all I need to do is submit a homeschooling affidavit that declares my home a private school. As long as I have less than 15 students, and I assure I do, I don't need one.

She gaped at me for a moment, then said, "Oh...well um, okay then." "Just let us know when you're going to oull her out."

by on Sep. 13, 2013 at 12:16 PM
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BatMom.
by on Sep. 13, 2013 at 1:46 PM
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Good for you! The nerve of her!
AutymsMommy
by Silver Member on Sep. 13, 2013 at 3:34 PM


My eldest is dyslexic and, like your state, ours also doesn't recognize dyslexia as a special need. Now, they will accommodate, but accommodations without remediation and resources only creates a crutch; if you tell a child they can listen to an audio book instead of reading the literature assignment, you aren't teaching the child to read better; if you tell a child you won't count off for spelling mistakes in an essay, you aren't teaching them how to spell... etc.

We did homeschool our eldest for several years, but this year she has (blessedly) been able to secure a spot in a fantastic local private school for gifted dyslexic children and it's been a Godsend.

Quoting norahsmommy:

I'm nearly 100% sure she is dyslexic. We've had issues for years and every year I've mentioned there is something very different about how she learns and we need to test her and I've been brushed off. In preschool it was , " oh all kids reverse letters at this age", in kindergarten it was " she is young for her age that's why she writes like that and has trouble with directions". In first grade I was told she was a smart lazy student and in second quite frankly the teacher didn't care much for grades because she wanted to get them all ready for first communion. Well now its the 5th week of 3rd grade and I was informed that dd won't be able to pass the IREAD 3 required in the state of indiana in order to move on to 4th grade.

I really want her tested for dyslexia but the state of indiana doesn't recognize dyslexia as a learning disability. The school systems don't test for it. I have to get private testing done and it has to lead to 'significant impairment' before the school will do something. And it is up to the school to decide what they will do.

There is also no exemption for the state test except English being your second language, significant learning disability, or having been retained twice already in elementary school.


Quoting paganbaby:

What problems is having in school again?

Quoting norahsmommy:

That is excellent! I may end up home schooling my oldest. It may be the best option for her if the school won't help accommodate her needs.





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norahsmommy
by Member on Sep. 13, 2013 at 3:40 PM
What accommodations or changes should I request from her teacher? I don't want them to dumb down her work or a situation created that will create a lazy student. The things that kill her most are the timed math facts (40 in a minute) she knows them but just can't do them quite that fast, spelling tests, and AR tests. She is required to read a book in a certain amount of time and then take a comprehension test on a computer. She always scores at the very bottom. However when she is allowed to read at home she comprehends those same books much better and she reads more advanced books than the ones she is allowed to test on at school. She has to read them a few times and it takes her a while but she does understand the content.


Quoting AutymsMommy:


My eldest is dyslexic and, like your state, ours also doesn't recognize dyslexia as a special need. Now, they will accommodate, but accommodations without remediation and resources only creates a crutch; if you tell a child they can listen to an audio book instead of reading the literature assignment, you aren't teaching the child to read better; if you tell a child you won't count off for spelling mistakes in an essay, you aren't teaching them how to spell... etc.

We did homeschool our eldest for several years, but this year she has (blessedly) been able to secure a spot in a fantastic local private school for gifted dyslexic children and it's been a Godsend.


Quoting norahsmommy:

I'm nearly 100% sure she is dyslexic. We've had issues for years and every year I've mentioned there is something very different about how she learns and we need to test her and I've been brushed off. In preschool it was , " oh all kids reverse letters at this age", in kindergarten it was " she is young for her age that's why she writes like that and has trouble with directions". In first grade I was told she was a smart lazy student and in second quite frankly the teacher didn't care much for grades because she wanted to get them all ready for first communion. Well now its the 5th week of 3rd grade and I was informed that dd won't be able to pass the IREAD 3 required in the state of indiana in order to move on to 4th grade.



I really want her tested for dyslexia but the state of indiana doesn't recognize dyslexia as a learning disability. The school systems don't test for it. I have to get private testing done and it has to lead to 'significant impairment' before the school will do something. And it is up to the school to decide what they will do.



There is also no exemption for the state test except English being your second language, significant learning disability, or having been retained twice already in elementary school.





Quoting paganbaby:

What problems is having in school again?

Quoting norahsmommy:

That is excellent! I may end up home schooling my oldest. It may be the best option for her if the school won't help accommodate her needs.








Jenn8604
by Member on Sep. 13, 2013 at 3:42 PM
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AutymsMommy
by Silver Member on Sep. 13, 2013 at 4:58 PM
If they aren't willing to also give OG therapy, you do not want accommodations. Crutches without help and specialized therapies will result in crutches and coping mechanisms.


Quoting norahsmommy:

What accommodations or changes should I request from her teacher? I don't want them to dumb down her work or a situation created that will create a lazy student. The things that kill her most are the timed math facts (40 in a minute) she knows them but just can't do them quite that fast, spelling tests, and AR tests. She is required to read a book in a certain amount of time and then take a comprehension test on a computer. She always scores at the very bottom. However when she is allowed to read at home she comprehends those same books much better and she reads more advanced books than the ones she is allowed to test on at school. She has to read them a few times and it takes her a while but she does understand the content.




Quoting AutymsMommy:


My eldest is dyslexic and, like your state, ours also doesn't recognize dyslexia as a special need. Now, they will accommodate, but accommodations without remediation and resources only creates a crutch; if you tell a child they can listen to an audio book instead of reading the literature assignment, you aren't teaching the child to read better; if you tell a child you won't count off for spelling mistakes in an essay, you aren't teaching them how to spell... etc.

We did homeschool our eldest for several years, but this year she has (blessedly) been able to secure a spot in a fantastic local private school for gifted dyslexic children and it's been a Godsend.



Quoting norahsmommy:

I'm nearly 100% sure she is dyslexic. We've had issues for years and every year I've mentioned there is something very different about how she learns and we need to test her and I've been brushed off. In preschool it was , " oh all kids reverse letters at this age", in kindergarten it was " she is young for her age that's why she writes like that and has trouble with directions". In first grade I was told she was a smart lazy student and in second quite frankly the teacher didn't care much for grades because she wanted to get them all ready for first communion. Well now its the 5th week of 3rd grade and I was informed that dd won't be able to pass the IREAD 3 required in the state of indiana in order to move on to 4th grade.





I really want her tested for dyslexia but the state of indiana doesn't recognize dyslexia as a learning disability. The school systems don't test for it. I have to get private testing done and it has to lead to 'significant impairment' before the school will do something. And it is up to the school to decide what they will do.





There is also no exemption for the state test except English being your second language, significant learning disability, or having been retained twice already in elementary school.








Quoting paganbaby:

What problems is having in school again?

Quoting norahsmommy:

That is excellent! I may end up home schooling my oldest. It may be the best option for her if the school won't help accommodate her needs.











kirbymom
by Sonja on Sep. 13, 2013 at 7:42 PM
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Holy Cheese Cakes!
That is par for the course. They do try not to miss a beat, don't they?! That was a fantastic way of tell her. Lol.
Good job!
Mandallyn
by Member on Sep. 13, 2013 at 7:56 PM
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That's so awesome.  I'm so glad you had all your info and could stand up for yourself and your daughter. That's just fantastic!  ^_^

Pink.Frosting
by on Sep. 13, 2013 at 7:59 PM

Wow, how can someone who works in a school be that ignorant?  Homeschooling is legal in every single state, lol.  I've been teaching my kids for the past ten years.

kckmom3
by on Sep. 13, 2013 at 8:14 PM
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That's awesome!!!!

paganbaby
by Silver Member on Sep. 13, 2013 at 11:46 PM

I don't know... I hate to think she was lying to me though.

Quoting Pink.Frosting:

Wow, how can someone who works in a school be that ignorant?  Homeschooling is legal in every single state, lol.  I've been teaching my kids for the past ten years.


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