Wednesday, January 06, 2010

NY Parents Arrested for Improper Homeschooling

A Montgomery County couple has been charged with four counts each of endangering the welfare of a child for allegedly home schooling their children improperly.

-- From "Montgomery Co. parents accused of illegal home schooling" by Staff reports, Little Falls Evening Times 1/6/10

According to Sheriff Michael Amato, Richard W. Cressy, 47, and Margie A. Cressy, 41, of the town of Glen, were arrested as the result of an investigation conducted by his office and the county Department of Child Protective Services.

The investigation, he said, revealed that the Cressys were home schooling their four children, ages 8 to 14, without approval from the school district. Amato said that according to state education law, the curriculum has to be approved by the district superintendent before home schooling can take place.

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-- From "Parents arrested for failing to register home-schooled kids" WRGB-TV, Albany, New York 1/4/10

The Superintendent of the Fonda-Fultonville Central School District, Richard Hoffman, confirmed the four children, ranging in age from 8 to 14, had not been registered with the school district for the last seven years.

Under state law, parents who choose to home school their children must register their curriculum with the local school district superintendent. The Cressys never submitted one in the seven years they lived in the Fonda-Fultonville Central School District, according to the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office, which began investigating the parents after receiving an anonymous tip.

Hoffman said the Cressys have since submitted a home-schooling curriculum, which he has approved.

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