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What do they do in a ''home visit''?
We just moved to a new house and when I went to the school office
to find out why my son hadn't gotten his school assignment (they
went out Friday), I was told that everyone who had moved within
the city of Berkeley to a new school district had to have a ''home
visit'' before their assignment could take place. I am wondering
what does this ''home visit'' include, how much time it takes? what
kind of questions should we expect, who should be at home? Any
ideas? Thanks so much for sharing
I am pretty sure that the ''home visit'' is a brand new thing in
Berkeley. So, sorry I can't give you any insights, but please
let us all know, here on BPN, how it went and what they wanted
to know and what sort of paperwork you needed to do by when. It
I were you, I'd look at any materials you received previously
and see where the ''home visit'' was refered to. Then I'd ask for
any written info they have on it. Make sure you get your
paperwork done by any deadlines, get copies of your paperwork
and follow up with the office to make sure they do their next
steps. Always be professional, polite and straightforward in
your dealings with them. They are likely to be unserstandibly
uncertain if this is indeed a new process. A little patience
mixed with your persistence could go a long way.
a BUSD Mom
We had an unannounced home visit about 3 years ago when we
had a friend of my son's living at our house and attending
Berkeley High. We were not at home when they visited, so
they left a card, and that's how we knew about the visit.
The card said we were supposed to call, but it got lost in
the chaos of our house, and nothing happened after that. I
assume these visits are to try to make sure that kids
who say they live in Berkeley, really do. Berkeley High
was very overcrowded at the time so I guess they were trying
to enforce the district rules.
Mom of teens
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