County – A parent requested
textbooks for her child, who was registered with the county as a first-grade
homeschool student. She wanted only one book for each subject, but requested
specific texts (e.g., the 2nd grade language arts text, 1st
grade math and science, and 3rd grade social studies). The textbook
warehouse refused her request, but after some discussion with the parent and
further consideration, the attendance director decided to allow it.
Harrison County – Homeschoolers in Harrison usually receive an
acknowledgement from the school board when they file a notice of intent, which
they use to obtain teacher discounts at various stores and events. When a parent
called to ask when the acknowledgements would be sent out, she was informed that
the county is reviewing the curriculum of every homeschooler. There is no word
yet on when the county expects to complete its homeschool curriculum review.