school advice tips

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♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 10/17/2012

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Kourtney,



How old are the kids? And, if you feel comfortable sharing, what state/area? Not necessary if you don't wish to share. Are you already in the area, established in a home, etc?



One other thing to check is "district restrictions" Some areas have policies that dictate where your kids will attend school based on your address. If that's the case in your area, and the school that you are assigned to isn't acceptable to you, they generally have an exception policy that requires you to file a request with the district office.

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hey i will be in an okay area well of what we have heard. we are thinking public.



awww thanks, im scared its my first time putting them in to school in this area. and u know what moms are like. and yeah i think i will go and do what u have said. i think there is about 4 or 5 schools in the area so i will go and have a look and see.



thanks alot cos its my first born i scared haha

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 10/17/2012

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Kourtney, what kind of area are you in? Are you thinking private, public, charter?



Basic tips would be to visit the schools, especially the grades that your kids will start in. See if you feel comfortable with the interaction that you experience there. Find out about policies such as lock down procedures, public access to kids (strangers in school), supervision policies for recess and outdoor times, and policies that are followed in emergency situations (such as extreme weather, fire, bomb threat). Also look into how the individual teachers are instructed to handle classroom conflict, bullying, and out of control children.



If you have the freedom to choose between schools, go until you find one that you feel comfortable at.

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