reblog: Fed up with District’s Incompetence, Family Decides to Homeschool

The conference call strengthened the resolve the family had to homeschool their children. I explained Indiana homeschool law and walked them through the steps to withdraw their children from the public school. After a week of homeschooling, they received a visit from the DCS caseworker who wanted to know what the children were doing in their homeschool program.

I was able to speak with the caseworker and explain the right of the parents to homeschool their children. I pointed out that such a decision was understandable given the incompetence of the local school corporation in tracking their online students and the heavy-handed way in which they dealt with their own internal technical glitches.


Source: Fed up with District’s Incompetence, Family Decides to Homeschool

Author: Foxfier

Former sailor, current geek, conservative, mother and practicing Catholic. Refugee from the Seattle blob. (No, we DIDN'T vote for those taxes!) Elf is my husband, our kids are Princess, Duchess, Baron, Empress, Chief, and Contessa.

9 thoughts on “reblog: Fed up with District’s Incompetence, Family Decides to Homeschool”

  1. How Dare They Question The Authorities! [Sarcastic Grin]

  2. I note that the CPS backed off and closed the investigation only after the parents put their lawyer on the phone with the CPS jackboot that showed up at their door.

    And that said jackboot was investigating their homeschool curriculum.


    1. *accidentally trashed, then untrashed, hope this works*

      Also, this is not homeschool

      Distance learning is NOT home school.

    2. To be fair to idiot, most CPS folks are not familiar with home school regulations.

      Part of why I scream “hire HSLDA!”

    3. K, it like PHYSICALLY PAINS ME, but CPS wasn’t at fault in this case.

      They CANNOT turn down a school complaint until it is resolved.

      I reserve bias for future complaints, because they DO have a record of “actively abuse folks, take their kids awya, and then return to make their numbers look good.”

      The kids weren’t touched in this case, the handled it like it is supposed to be– investigate, close when it’s bullshit.

      1. Yes, I get it, Though why the absence complaint ended up asking about their curriculum after they’d been pulled out is something of a mystery, but it’s probably procedure to keep from hashing homeschooling be “watch tv”.

        My main point was highlighting that having the ability to say “Here, talk to my lawyer” is almost never bad thing when dealing with bureacracies.

  3. Oh, I’d go more with “CPS is as innocent of homeschooling laws as a virgin is of mothering,” but it’s still not them being WRONG, just STUPID.

    And amen on “Hey, here’s my lawyer.”

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