Dealing with Public Schools
Dealing with Requests from Public School Districts
A number of school districts in Wisconsin are contacting homeschoolers to request information. Often the officials do not understand the laws they point to as a basis for their requests. WPA has suggestions and a sample reply.
Problems with Public School Programs for Homeschoolers
Some public school districts have offered to reimburse homeschoolers for some of their approved educational expenses if the families enroll their children in the district, have their homeschools supervised and monitored by public school personnel, and have their children tested.
What To Do When School Officials Contact You
As homeschoolers we may be contacted by local school officials for a variety of reasons. It is up to us to see that our responses are appropriate and do not cause problems for us or other homeschoolers.
WPA Letter to Public School District Administration
“If public school officials and homeschoolers can reach a clearer understanding, we will all be able to work more effectively to meet the educational needs of children and families in Wisconsin.”
Sample letter: Ensuring That Your School District Protects Your Privacy
“I am writing to ensure that my family’s privacy is maintained. Please take appropriate action on the following requests and send me a letter informing me that you have done so.”
Sample letter: Student should not be included in ID system
Letter of understanding indicating a student is enrolled in a homeschool and should not be part of a public school ID system.