Cabell County – In September, Cabell County homeschoolers who
wanted to use school textbooks ran into some difficulties. Some were told that
the books would not be available until two weeks after the school year began;
others were simply not able to obtain the books they needed.
Imhoff spoke with county personnel and explained the state superintendent’s
interpretation on this issue and that it has the force of law. Other
homeschooling parents called the WVDE for help.
appears that the misunderstanding was because some county board of education
personnel are new and unfamiliar with the law. County Superintendent Roach asked
his secretary to make a list of the books which families have requested and
which the depository doesn't have in stock. Also, all schools in the county were
notified to return any textbooks which they have not already placed in
children's hands. The county will probably have to order more books to meet the
needs of the homeschoolers.
followed up a week later with another call to Clare Eastham, a secretary at the
county board of education. “She said that all is well,” wrote Nancy. “Any
books that the county book depository does not have, they have ordered,
including Kindergarten workbooks.”