Couldn't agree more. My kiddos are in public school, but before reading these boards, I had never heard of such a thing. It seems completely rediculous to me, and I'm very thankful that I've never had to encounter this type of situation. I pulled my 1st grader out last year for a week to go to Disney and we'll be doing it again this Sept. I really don't think I'd be able to deal with a school district that had that type of attitude. I wrote my DS's teacher a note last year about 2 weeks before we left, to let her know, and asked if there was work we could do beforehand. My DS's teacher told us to have a great time and that we'd get him caught up when we got back. We did and he'll be in 2nd grade next year.