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another year! yay!

Posted by on Jun. 17, 2014 at 12:52 AM
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Each year of homeschooling is a year I am thankful. I never know what will happen each year, so i dont take it for granted. Dh said ge has come to terms that we wont be leaving our house any time soon, which also means I get to homeschool. I dont know if next year we will still be apart of a charter, but our educational specialist left and we will have a new one. I am very tempted to fill out an affidavit, I love the freedom! However I did hear that the new ES from out charter is good. So, we will see.

Also, i was talkng to a new homeschooling mom today. She and her kids came over to discuss homeschooling. She told me of her experience with the public school her son was in (btw. It was one of the better schools in the area) and I was appalled and so saddened to hear what her family has been through. Another mom is even filing a lawsuit against the school. I am so grateful we are homeschooling. My son has had issues with kids being mean even at church functions (which I suppose you may expect sincr most of the kids are public school kids). I knoe part of it is that my oldest is super sensitive, he would have such a hard time in school.
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bluerooffarm
by Gold Member on Jun. 17, 2014 at 8:10 AM
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YAY!

We have our evaluation of our portfolio on Wednesday and then turn in our information on June 24th.  I have my new affidavit printed out for the liason just needs notarized.

Many of our new homeschoolers in co-op this year are homeschooling kindergarteners or 7 year olds (we are required to begin the year the child turns 8).  They're not even starting public school, too much bad news coming from our local PS.  There's a wave from the second co-op (a fine arts co-op) from their PS.  Their PS is "too small" and will be absorbed by the bigger one.  This means the children will be bussed over an hour away!  I think both co-ops are scheduled to double!

Love the promise of a new year! :-)

Dawn07
by Bronze Member on Jun. 17, 2014 at 9:10 AM
Yay for another year!!!

Every school year I hear things from, not just our town school, but the other town schools as well. It's not good. We've had one lady I know take her dd out and homeschool, but otherwise people just complain. They won't even look at homeschooling as an option.
tntmom1027
by Member on Jun. 17, 2014 at 2:28 PM

We just finished our first "year"(we started during winter break after pulling our son out of public kinder). We are of course continueing next year. Our local school district just passed a policy that will allow them to use tasers, batons and pepper spray on Special needs kids if they excibit "unpredicted or spontanous behavior"....crazy. 

Precious333
by Silver Member on Jun. 17, 2014 at 7:48 PM
What?!????!??

Quoting tntmom1027:

We just finished our first "year"(we started during winter break after pulling our son out of public kinder). We are of course continueing next year. Our local school district just passed a policy that will allow them to use tasers, batons and pepper spray on Special needs kids if they excibit "unpredicted or spontanous behavior"....crazy. 

tntmom1027
by Member on Jun. 17, 2014 at 7:56 PM

It is insane. The school board passed it a few weeks ago and parent's have been fighting to overturn it. It applies to both IEP students and those with a 504 plan and not general education students. It also doesn't specify violent behavior and allows any district staff(which would include the janitor) to use any of the "restraints"(taser etc). 


I'm going to a meeting about it on Thursday, while I don't have any kids in the school I know many that do and either way the polcy should not be allowed to stay. 

Quoting Precious333: What?!????!??
Quoting tntmom1027:

We just finished our first "year"(we started during winter break after pulling our son out of public kinder). We are of course continueing next year. Our local school district just passed a policy that will allow them to use tasers, batons and pepper spray on Special needs kids if they excibit "unpredicted or spontanous behavior"....crazy. 


Dawn07
by Bronze Member on Jun. 17, 2014 at 8:14 PM
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That's not even right!!! That sounds like a prison, not a school.

Quoting tntmom1027:

We just finished our first "year"(we started during winter break after pulling our son out of public kinder). We are of course continueing next year. Our local school district just passed a policy that will allow them to use tasers, batons and pepper spray on Special needs kids if they excibit "unpredicted or spontanous behavior"....crazy. 

Precious333
by Silver Member on Jun. 17, 2014 at 9:19 PM
That angers and saddens me so much!

Quoting tntmom1027:

It is insane. The school board passed it a few weeks ago and parent's have been fighting to overturn it. It applies to both IEP students and those with a 504 plan and not general education students. It also doesn't specify violent behavior and allows any district staff(which would include the janitor) to use any of the "restraints"(taser etc). 

I'm going to a meeting about it on Thursday, while I don't have any kids in the school I know many that do and either way the polcy should not be allowed to stay. 

Quoting Precious333: What?!????!??

Quoting tntmom1027:

We just finished our first "year"(we started during winter break after pulling our son out of public kinder). We are of course continueing next year. Our local school district just passed a policy that will allow them to use tasers, batons and pepper spray on Special needs kids if they excibit "unpredicted or spontanous behavior"....crazy. 

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