Well, here we are, just about into May and then June and then school is out for this year. Around the corner is July, the month the new law on vaccinations go into effect. When school starts again in August, vaccinations will be checked for most students, unless they are grandfathered in within the new law. Grandfathered in - that means that you had a personal belief form on file last year in the office of your school. That means that you have safe years if past Kindergarten and not yet reached 7th grade yet. That means that all this applies if you haven't changed schools in the recent past and if so, that you did a new Personal Belief Form.
I know that many of you out there are looking to better your child's education. Some of you are taking a second look at the vaccines that are required by the state. For all of you, homeschooling is an option.
I know that is a sobering thought, and for some a scary one. It is a possible option. To understand the law, a suggestion would be to read the law, SB277. It goes over your options.
One possibility is forming a small group and all agree on the program that you want to use. Waldorf is one I would recommend to take a look at. It is a very independent method of homeschooling. There are many freedoms with this program. I have a current homeschool mom who has used it for years and loves it. Secondly, take advantage of using a possible tutor. Introduce another person to your child's education. Have them tutor with a friend from the group. Ask the tutor to work with you and have a small group of 4, to lower the price per hour. Inside of your group, see what moms and dads have somewhat of a flexible schedule and see if one parent can take a turn each day to be the head teacher for the group. If not, exchange in some way with the person with the most flexible schedule and work it out. There are many ways that homeschooling can work out. Be creative!
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