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September 26th, 2007, 11:20 AM
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Not in my local area, but in the closest big town to us where we go for all our shopping (other than Wal-Mart & groceries) & doctor's appointments. This is insane. The city is trying to pass a curfew law that school-aged children are to be in school on school days during school hours or they can be questioned & possibly picked up and taken back to school. Of course, there's no exception noted for homeschooled kids so this would effect us as well. I got an email from a fellow homeschool mom just a minute ago, and she said that she takes her ds and another boy into town for drivers ed once a week. They then go to Barnes & Noble in between classes (apparantly they're at seperate times) to read & relax. They did this last week and both of the boys were questioned about why they weren't in school and were made to feel very uncomfortable! This curfew law hasn't even passed yet, and they're already starting!
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September 26th, 2007, 11:26 AM
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I've heard of issues with that in some places. One thing I've heard some people have done is to make a school ID for their child with a shrunken down version of the letter they receive from the county or something similar saying that they homeschool. They instruct their children to tell people they ARE in school and that education does not have to happen in a contrived environment. And don't forget to write to the legislators. They very likely haven't even considered homeschoolers. Most people seem to think homeschoolers sit at home the same hours as regular school working the whole time.
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September 26th, 2007, 11:35 AM
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Yeah, there's a big movement in the local homeschool groups going on to oppose the curfew law.
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September 26th, 2007, 01:34 PM
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Wow! That's crazy to make them feel uncomfortable like that!! I like the ID idea!
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September 26th, 2007, 01:51 PM
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I can understand why they make curfews but I wish people would think a bit more before they make these kinds of laws. I am asuming the law is about unacompanied children? So if mum was there it's ok? Glad the homeschoolers there are making a stink. I would get some kind of ID card for sure!
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September 26th, 2007, 03:17 PM
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I'm pretty sure it's about unaccompanied kids. I know they're trying to cut down on all the school skipping, but they really should include provisions for homeschooled kids. I'm going to have to figure out a way to make us some ID cards.
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September 26th, 2007, 05:11 PM
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We are getting these:
http://www.homeschoolid.com/
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September 27th, 2007, 04:40 AM
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Those are great, Alison!
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How are those any more officially than making your own at home? They show the police officer typing something on his laptop but no where on the site do i see mention of a databank of any sort?
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September 27th, 2007, 10:56 AM
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The ones you can order are no more official from ones you can make at home. It's just a matter of whether you want to pay for the convenience of having it made for you and delivered to your door.
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September 28th, 2007, 03:30 AM
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The ones you can order are no more official from ones you can make at home. It's just a matter of whether you want to pay for the convenience of having it made for you and delivered to your door.[/b]
That's even better! I wasn't sure if they had to be "official" or not. I'm going to work on this later, I think. What kind of information should be included, I wonder?
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September 28th, 2007, 05:31 AM
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I found this article helpful when trying to figure out what to put on there. It has some tips on there for a student ID. HTH
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September 28th, 2007, 06:20 AM
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I'd put their name, birthdate, school name (or just homeschooled), a little picture of them, maybe your name or phone number and address. I have heard of people shrinking down the acknowledgment letter that they get from their school system and putting that on the opposite side.
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September 29th, 2007, 09:31 PM
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This is always something I worry about. And I keep Eli in until after 1pm. But what about the days when I am gone to a birth or something and he is with his dad? I hate that we even have to think of this. The city here has really been cracking down on this and I am thrilled with the idea of an ID card. I will make one up SOON!
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