Homeschooling is a decision that we make each year.
In New York, it’s not really a choice. You have to send a Letter of Intent by July 1st as stated in Part 100.10 of the Regulations of the Commisioner of Education.
This first homeschooling year has been a bit of a roller coaster ride as we discovered what worked, and what didn’t work for us. Overall, it’s been a fun ride, and we’re doing it again.
Here is our generic Letter of Intent sample:
June 20, 2008
Re: Notice of Intent to Homeschool
School District Administration Address
We intend to homeschool our son/daughter, ____________, who will be entering 3rd grade, for the 2008-2009 academic year.
We are sending this letter of intent as required of Section 100.10 of the Regulations of the New York State Commissioner of Education.
For your records, the student is:
Name of Student