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Subject: So frustrating!!!
Date Posted: 11/14/2008 1:21 PM ET
Member Since: 4/16/2008
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I know I am at fault... they told me so. They must be right, right? But still, I am so frustrated! This is my first year homeschooling, my daughter is in fourth grade. Although she is very intellegent, (tests above her grade level) she is also very near-sited and has had an IEP for several years at her traditional school to help with occulars and large print items, etc. Well since she is at home now and I am able to accomadate her more easily here, I didn't think to mention it when enrolling her in this homeschool program. When I asked her teacher who meets with us once a month if I should continure the iep program at this school (maybe save me some money on all the printing I do to enlarge things) I recieved a call from the school saying that because I did not disclose that she had an iep and she was not released through that she is being dropped from the school and that I have to return all her school books immidiatly. (thank God I bought many on my own!) After that I can re-submit an application, go through the enrollment and iep process and possibly be re-admitted to the school!! All this will take several weeks to process and then I will be allowed to re-order my books (which also takes several weeks!) Sheesh!! Ok, I'm done venting, thanks~!

Date Posted: 11/14/2008 4:40 PM ET
Member Since: 5/28/2007
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My head would be spinning!  What a mess!

No advice here, just ((hugs)).

Date Posted: 11/24/2008 7:40 PM ET
Member Since: 7/19/2006
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What 'homeschool program' did that to you? Is this a "virtual charter school"? If so then she was actually enrolled in a 'public school' (not legally a homeschooelr) which would be double-enrollment for your town's school that she has the IEP through. I'm curious.

It sounds like a mess. Sorry you are going through that!

Date Posted: 11/25/2008 11:29 AM ET
Member Since: 3/20/2007
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It sounds like the "homeschool program" you're in is a *public* school, as Christine said.  (Therefore not homeschooling, but public school at home.)  So actually *all* of her former school records should have been transferrred to the new school.  It's true that you can't just drop an IEP and/or pick one up where you left off again - even if she would have changed from one B&M school to another B&M school.

The virtual school dropped the ball, though, in not asking you if she had an IEP, or telling you ahead of time something like "If your child is on an IEP, you need to do XYZ for enrollment."  *Many* virtual schools try to get out of doing IEPs and many don't allow students in that have them - b/c it's just too hard, especially for state-wide virtual schools, to give services to children who need them - especially therapy.  Now for just accomodations such as your daughter's, then it shouldn't be so hard for them to implement and you should be working with the SpEd director, not just your assigned teacher.

I hope the transition time goes okay.  I would imagine that the turnaround time for the new enrollment and shipping of materials will be MUCH quicker now than it was in the summer/early fall.  There won't be hundreds of papers for them to go through, or a backlog at the warehouse.  Hang in there!

JC

mom to one HS'ed DS 10

mom to one PS'ed DD 8 (on an IEP)