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Need to know how to take my child out of public school

Posted: Fri Jan 10, 2014 12:55 pm
by kathy66
I am wanting to start homeschooling my daughter but since it is in the middle of the year, Is there a certain way I have to go about taking her out of school?? we live in the lake Ozark mo area.... Thank you...

Re: Need to know how to take my child out of public school

Posted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 11:19 pm
by elliemaejune
kathy66 wrote:I am wanting to start homeschooling my daughter but since it is in the middle of the year, Is there a certain way I have to go about taking her out of school?? we live in the lake Ozark mo area.... Thank you...


Missouri does not require any sort of registration or other notification or permission to homeschool. However, because your daughter is currently enrolled in school, you would be wise to formally withdraw her from her school, preferably in writing, preferably by sending the letter via certified mail with a signed receipt required. You do that just so that you have proof that you did inform the school. :-)

My strong recommendation, though, is to join Home School Legal Defense Association (http://www.HSLDA.org) first, and follow their advice. You will want to choose instructional materials (what you'll use to teach her at home) and have some sort of plan.

Posted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 8:59 am
by kathy66
Thank you very much for the information.