Home School Option

A reader shares her creative solution for getting school homework accommodations.

It was an absolute nightmare getting my 11-year-old daughter to finish her homework each evening. My husband and I asked that she be allowed to spend more time in the resource room – as spelled out in her IEP – so that she could get help with her assignments while medication is still in her system.

The school resisted, arguing that spending more time in the resource room would mean that she would have to skip health, music, art, and physical education. So I offered to home-school our daughter in those subjects.

Now, with less homework after school, she’s on the county swim team, does ceramics, and is getting exposure to the arts – all without the stress of nightly battles over homework.

MaryBeth, Indiana

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