Brittany - posted on 11/01/2011 ( 30 moms have responded )
My husband and I were talking and we have decided to try home schooling our children. This came about after a letter I recieved from my son's school.
When I enrolled Caoleb into a public school I informed them that he get sick alot and has health issues. Since the start of school he has had one surgery and countless asthma attacks. He is on a breathing machine he takes every morning and has a shot of Nasonex in each nostril.
On Friday he came home with a letter from the Truant Officer at the school saying the following:
"Your son, Caoleb Thompson, has missed 5 days of school this year. All missed days are counted as excused with medical documentation. Should he miss another 5 days, for the rest of the year, he will have to attend a truant meeting and be on academic probation."
He is 6. I know that they have to send letters to every parent and I know they can not just excuse Caoleb because, of his health conditions but, really? Is it that big of an issue? He does all the work he misses.
Also, after the holidays, he will be having surgery again on his ears. These will be counted as missed school days.
After speaking with Mark we decided that is might be best to home school the kidos.
What do you all think would you choose to home school your child if he or she was sick a lot?
How many of you do home school?