Truancy laws are something my family has yet to deal with. My kids are not old enough to be out in the community without adult supervision. It will be an issue soon, though. My oldest is 9.5. I’ll have to find out our local laws fairly soon so I know what to expect when the day comes that he wants to ride his bike to the library on his own, or with his friends.
According to this Lincoln Courier newspaper, independent homeschooling kids in Lincoln, Illinois might be facing house arrest until after public school hours.
I’m sure there is far more to the issue than is being explained in this newspaper. But truancy is one thing that can sneak up on homeschoolers when we aren’t looking, because it seems, at first, like it is a public school issue.
What are the truancy/curfew laws in your district? Are they homeschooler friendly? Has your community faced similar truancy/curfew issues such as the ones being negotiated in Lincoln, Illinois?