claims of alleged abuse/assault/bullying in public
The following are excerpts from letters we
have received from parents interested in receiving help and information
on homeschooling in Indiana. Specifics have been removed for privacy.
We are publishing these posts in an effort to portray to the general
public and the media, a more balanced picture of why parents are
transferring their children out of their local public schools to
educate them at home.
...after many times of our son's music teacher
saying things like, "I don't want to see your face!" or "I don't
want to hear you breathe!" enough was enough. She left him in an
aditorium unsupervised. I went to his principal & was assured she
would deal with it. I told her he was NOT going back into a classroom
with this woman teaching it.
Today I was told that after speaking with the
superintendent & his assistant that my options were to put my son
back in this class or do an accredited music homeschool program,
or they would call CPS & a truancy officer if I take him out of
school once or twice a week during music class.
St. Joseph County
My stepson has been diagnosised with ptsd, adhd,
depression and anxiety. The school is telling us they are unwilling
to deal with him any longer due to his behavior. He is 5 yrs old
and in kindergarten. His teacher and vice principal are saying they
are tired of dealing with him because they no longer can deal with
putting up with his outbursts and disruptive behavior. He is currently
on medication and under the care of a doctor. My wife and I have
two other kids to care for and are unable to fully home school him
and would not be if the school had not told us we had no other
alternative. I would like to know what our rights are in this
situation and what can be done.
[This was a case where the parents were told they
had no other choice but to homeschool. Unfortunately, these are
also the kinds of cases where school employees or others involved
in the case, call out CPS on the parent. it's a catch-22 situation,
especially if the parent is wanting help from the public school,
and it is denied. -ed.]