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Old 01-22-2020, 08:37 AM   #1
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Kids and roadschooling

So how does the domicile stuff work when youre homeschooling? Whst if i am in one state longer than 6 months in a year? I think I will keep TX as my residency state but do authorities then deem you "homeless"?

Ive asked my mom to let me use her house as my permanent address for the sake of security in that respect but she got all weird and said its illegal to do that. What????

Any help is appreciated my family is totally lost bc they just dont understand life without the machine!
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Old 01-22-2020, 09:49 AM   #2
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Where is your drivers license address? Where is your vehicle registration address? Where does your mail go? I know, who uses snail mail anymore but its still a factor in establishing residency or domicile. Basically if you can use your mom's address and swing by occasionally for mail then that should suffice. It helps if all your documents also match. I have traveled full-time for years and never had any problem as long as you don't have a hodge-podge of addresses or in various states and then it looks like you're trying to be difficult to find. As a company truck driver, the expectation is there's two addresses, My home and the terminal which is the truck's info. I live in Indiana, I work for a company in Illinois, so that doesn't look suspicious. If I owned my own truck then it could raise an eyebrow or two. I think that whole six month thing was some response to Howard Hughes trying to avoid paying taxes by moving around a lot. Plenty of people have summer homes or RV half the year or more without incident so long as someone knows how and where to get ahold of you in an official manner.
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Old 01-22-2020, 10:29 AM   #3
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I came across this some time back. Maybe it can help. Maybe you can reach out and ask them questions

The Skoolie Today Podcast: Episode 002: Tina Wann — The Homeschool Highway
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Old 01-22-2020, 11:19 AM   #4
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Where is your drivers license address? Where is your vehicle registration address? Where does your mail go? I know, who uses snail mail anymore but its still a factor in establishing residency or domicile. Basically if you can use your mom's address and swing by occasionally for mail then that should suffice. It helps if all your documents also match. I have traveled full-time for years and never had any problem as long as you don't have a hodge-podge of addresses or in various states and then it looks like you're trying to be difficult to find. As a company truck driver, the expectation is there's two addresses, My home and the terminal which is the truck's info. I live in Indiana, I work for a company in Illinois, so that doesn't look suspicious. If I owned my own truck then it could raise an eyebrow or two. I think that whole six month thing was some response to Howard Hughes trying to avoid paying taxes by moving around a lot. Plenty of people have summer homes or RV half the year or more without incident so long as someone knows how and where to get ahold of you in an official manner.
Currently we are in Texas but we never changed our ID or vehicle registration from Ma where we are from and my mom lives.
We came here for a 6 month job which ends soon and we will be starting the bus conversion in a month or so.

My problem is my oldest turns 6 soon so if we still register in Ma we need to submit paperwork for September. If we become TX residents we dnt have to submit anything. The thing is, we will be driving to Ma living in Bus for the summer and most of the fall. Also starting a business in Ma.
We will be traveling in colder months but most likely going to end up buying land in Ma.

Using TX as registration works for this year but i dont know why my mom thinks its illegal for me to claim her house as our residence. Is there anything i can tell her? I wont push it if she doesnt want to but if shes misinformed id like to explain it
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Old 06-24-2020, 07:51 AM   #5
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Before even Covid pandemic began, we were doing a trip around the world with our 2 daughters ages 10 and 14 and were homeschooling while we travel. We found books and lots on sites that are available, but they all require some decent Internet connection, which is not always available. We were looking for educational sources that can be downloaded and found the resource with free essay samples here https://samplius.com/free-essay-examples/sociology/ . Also we bought an ipad and downloaded a few paid applications (english, maths and french) for the different ages. It's the best education purchase we ever made.

Don't sweat the schooling thing, the trip is the education itself.
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Old 06-24-2020, 09:32 AM   #6
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Old 08-04-2020, 05:06 PM   #7
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Idk if hearsay would be enough to help her view, but we do exactly what you're hoping to do. I use my in laws' address and their state home school regulations and receive mail at that address, which my mother in law calls and reads to me and general delivers wherever I am if necessary. I have had state agencies use this address when registering for programs and services in other states, so I have verification that's it's 100% legal.
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I've been a full-timer for years. IMO, the easiest approach to this problem is one of the services that provides mail forwarding services. For most of us, this becomes our domicile (state for drivers license, vehicle registration, voting, taxes, etc.). Occasionally some company will complain about it being a "PMB" (google it) but that has been pretty rare for me. This service is not free but there may be some financial benefits to it, depending on your situation. These services are primarily located in Florida, Texas, and South Dakota - which are the states that are most 'friendly' to this sort of thing. I have used Americas Mailbox in SD for many years and am very happy with them. No doubt that a trusted friend/family member could provide the same service but I am not willing to do that (especially when it comes to asking them to handle vehicle registration renewal each year).

For schooling... It has been many years since I home schooled my three boys so I am out of the loop. You do (did?) have to comply with the rules of the state in which you domicile. I believe Switched On Schoolhouse still provides an 'offline' version. My suggestion is to pay really close attention to how your child/children learn and tune the schooling to that (computer vs books vs hands-on vs self study - and it is likely vary by subject and age).
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I didn't want to be telling you how to educate your kids but in JD's statement " My suggestion is to pay really close attention to how your child/children learn and tune the schooling to that (computer vs books vs hands-on vs self study - and it is likely vary by subject and age)." he has hit the nail on the head. Obviously some subject matter has to be taught in a more or less singular way but for the most part subjects presented in a manner in which the student takes advantage of his natural inclinations are sooner grasped.
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Old 09-18-2020, 10:53 AM   #11
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Thank you for sharing the information. I agree with you and would like to share my own experience of learning and formalizing the learning process during the pandemic. It is a very acute issue, especially with regard to online distance learning for children. How effective is it for children? What do you think? I can say that in today's digital age, it is possible in critical situations to switch completely to online resources in education. For example, if I need help with my assignment, I can calmly and quickly contact a company https://papersowl.com/write-my-assignment that will write a very cool text for me. As well as with learning foreign languages, online tutors even from other countries. It seems to me that this is very good for the efficiency of the learning process.
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