Now is the time to Stand-up for your children and your rights as a parent, before it's too late !
We're happy the mask mandate has been lifted, but what's next? Never forget about how your children were forced to wear a mask for 2 years. Now, there's a growing concern that we're headed for a crisis with a possible mandate for this dangerous experimental vaccine. There are also concerns the schools may vaccinate children without the parents knowledge or consent. Are these just rumors or reality? We don't know. So, at this point; parents need to know how they can protect their children. Is the only option to pull children from public school system? We don't know. We can't guess what's coming, but we can try to provide helpful information and support to parents so they can decide what's best for their family. If you have experience or knowledge to share on what's involved in 'legally' pulling children from public-school to homeschool please get in touch with us. We will share accurate information and resources on this site.
Stand-up for your children & our constitution
OACSD =Owego Apalachin Central School District
OACSD Parents Stand -up Against Mandates
Between the 2 years of mask mandates and ongoing curriculum concerns, parents are asking, what has happened to our public schools? Sadly, the decision making process has been slowly redirected away from the parents, teachers and the community. Now, important decisions are being made based on funding and political pressure and not what is in the best interest of the students or the teachers. The 'system' is broken and not working as intended.
Did you know ? School Districts were intended to be controlled on a local level? School Board Members are elected to serve as representatives of the community. When 'taking sides' School Board Members should be on the side of the parents. The problem is; most decisions are being made in Albany, D.C. or by the NYSUT union, ( New York State United Teachers)
Inside The Classroom: Do you want our local schools to focus on education and not indoctrination? Are you finding some of the curriculum is in opposition to your personal or religious beliefs? Patriot parents are increasingly at odds with our School Boards on what children are experiencing and learning inside the classroom. It's alarming that parents voices and objections are being ignored or silenced.
Freedom In Education: As a community we must be willing to reject the funds that come with strings-attached, like masks mandates. The time has come for the community to Stand-up together and take back control of our schools. It starts with School Board Members being replaced with new representatives who will listen to the parents and have the fortitude to stand-up to those who have taken control of OUR schools.
Our Goals: To use this site to help share information on this important issue in our community . Support the efforts of the parent groups who are fighting back against outside control & mandates. Support efforts to replace elected members who take the side of the unions, the state or federal government over the needs & wishes of the parents , teachers & the community.
Fight Back: Join the efforts of a great group of parents @ OACSD - Stands-up
When the public schools oppose your beliefs: Fixing the local public school system is going to be an uphill battle. At this point, some parents are responding to the mandates & curriculum concerns by choosing to Home School while others are seeking Education Co-ops as a solution.
Information & Resources: We are looking for Home School Advocates and Resources to share with other parents thinking about pulling their children from school. Do you have information to share to help build our online library, links & local resources, recommendations for extra-curricular activities and support?
Education Co-Ops Are you interested in working with other parents and sharing the responsibility / resources for educating children outside 'the system'? Drop us message & well try to connect parents .
How-To Pull Your Children From School Legally
From the NYS Education Department website: "Parents of, or persons in parental relation to, compulsory school age children have the legal right to instruct their children at home. If a child is being educated at home, the local school district must be assured that the child is receiving instruction in certain required courses/subjects".
1. Parents who wish to home-school their children must provide written 'Notice of Intent' to the school district superintendent.
2. The school district must then respond to the family and provide a copy of the Home Instruction Regulations.
3. School also must provide the parents a "IHIP Form" . This is an' Individualized Home Instruction Plan' for parents to complete and return.
4. Parents are responsible for identifying the curriculum materials that they will use to instruct their children in the required subject areas.
More Info on NYS Regulations : To review the home instruction regulations, which provide greater detail of the process described above and other home instruction requirements Click Here
Concerned parents of OACSD have formed a group to stand-up for the rights of their children .
Fighting against mandates and curriculum concerns are their focus and they can use your help!
They've been growing and expanding to fight for everyone's Constitutional Rights in Tioga County. Please consider joining the fight , so we don't pass these troubles down to our children.
Concerned Parents and Citizens of Tioga County: "We are a group dedicated to upholding and supporting Constitutional Rights and Traditional Values in Tioga County".
Terry Ward - firstname.lastname@example.org