We have decided to home school our youngest son for the balance of this school year. He was an unfortunate victim of a violent and unprovoked attack at his school and we believe that it is best for him to be away from that environment. We will investigate alternatives over the next few months which will include private schooling, attending a different public school, or continuing home schooling.
Lorraine has been busily developing his academic program and she is actively teaching again.
There are some interesting sources of information about home schooling in Ontario.
The Ontario Federation of Teaching Parents is a provincial homeschool group that provides support to homeschooling families and information on home-based education.
The Ontario government has a policy on home schooling. This was developed largely in response to the institutional bias against home schooling. The policy is comprehensive and it goes under the title: Policy/Program Memorandum No. 131.
And, if needed, there is a Home School Legal Defence Association based out of our old home town in London, Ontario.