School District asking for more than state requires....
This is a New York State homeschooling situation....
I asked a few other homeschooling moms in my district these questions but have gotten mixed answers so I figured I'd ask in here as well. & Sorry for all the NYS questions, I just really want to do the right thing
Here are my questions:
I was under the impression (based on my research and knowledge of the laws) that I am not required to use the district's IHIP forms and can legally draft my own as long as it meets all the requirements...am I correct in this assumption?
Also, it is my understanding that ONLY an IHIP is required to be sent in to the district...I am in NO WAY obligated to fill out and send in their "Home Instruction Worksheet", correct? The worksheet asks for information that is already fully detailed in the IHIPs I sent in anyways...
On the NYSED.gov website it has a question and answer section, in which one question/answer says "Must the Home Instruction Worksheet be filled out by the parents? No. The Worksheet is for internal district use."
When I asked other moms in my district, one said I could ignore the forms and another seasoned homeschooling mother said I needed to send in the Home Instruction Worksheet because 'each district has their own rules that go along side the states.'
What do you think?
forms and Home Instruction Worksheet by August 9, 2014"IHIP form and a "Home Instruction Worksheet". She stated: "I would expect to receive your completed IHIP yet) in which the assistant superintendent sent me a blank IHIPs. I recently received a response to my letter of intent (I'm assuming they hadn't received my IHIPsI sent in my letter of intent for school year 2014-2015 and then a few days later sent out my