My son turns 5 in early August. Our local school discrit will not allow him to start until the following year, becuase he was born 4 days after the cut off. The other surrouding districts would allow him to begin becuase their cut off is September 30. This is very frustrating, because he is READY to start school. I looked into a couple of online programs such as ECOT and Ohio Virtual Academy, but they require district signatures which I can not obtain becuase of his birthday!!! So, I am considering homeschooling, but I have NO IDEA where to begin with proper notification and this pesky birthday issue. If he was homeschooled for a year could he go to first grade at the public school the next year? How does this all work? Thanks in advance for any advice you can offer!