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My 7 yo son has never attended public school...I need advice

Posted by on Mar. 28, 2013 at 11:23 AM
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My 7 yo son has never attended  public school. I need advice as to sign him up under an umbrella school vs. getting an evaluation yearly. I don't want to deal with the red tape with the county. Any suggestions?

by on Mar. 28, 2013 at 11:23 AM
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celticdragon77
by on Mar. 28, 2013 at 12:11 PM

What state do you live in?

kimilou1
by Testing the waters on Mar. 28, 2013 at 12:58 PM

Fl, Marion Co

jellybeans5
by Welcome Squad on Mar. 28, 2013 at 2:20 PM
Bleacheddecay
by Leader on Mar. 28, 2013 at 3:07 PM

I'd say umbrella school would be less irritating than yearly evals. You can pick the one with the things that bother you the least. Like for me, I didn't want to go to monthly meetings or sign a statement of faith if I didn't have to.

wendythewriter
by Helping Hands on Mar. 28, 2013 at 6:16 PM

I also live in Marion County, FL. Having had my kids in public school here, I would strongly recommend an umbrella school and not dealing with the county. I'm a member of Florida Unschoolers - it's free, you report attendance quarterly, and the rest is up to you. No issues with dealing with the county.

If you have any other questions, let me know. I'm still kind of new to homeschoolng (been doing it about 14-15 months now), but if I can answer anything, I'll be happy to.

Wendy Miller
Single mom of 2 boys
Author of Tangled Deceit (July 2012),  The Secrets He Kept (December 2012), and Ripped Away, coming April 2013!
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kimilou1
by Testing the waters on Mar. 29, 2013 at 9:55 AM

Thanks Wendy. What part of Mario Co. are you in ? I'm in Ocklawaha.

kimilou1
by Testing the waters on Mar. 29, 2013 at 9:57 AM

Florida

wendythewriter
by Helping Hands on Mar. 29, 2013 at 11:13 AM

Me, too! lol


Quoting kimilou1:

Thanks Wendy. What part of Mario Co. are you in ? I'm in Ocklawaha.



kimilou1
by Testing the waters on Mar. 31, 2013 at 3:03 PM

Wendy, how old are your kids ?

wendythewriter
by Helping Hands on Apr. 1, 2013 at 12:48 PM

Older than yours! lol

They're 12 and 9.


Quoting kimilou1:

Wendy, how old are your kids ?



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