County ó A parent
in the process of withdrawing her 7th grader from school called WVHEA
seeking help. Initially the Board of Education (BOE) told the parent that
she couldn't withdraw her child from school until she met with the principal to
discuss the boy's problems.
assured her that the law does not require the parent to discuss the childís
problems with any school official prior to withdrawing the child to homeschool.
parent also reported that the BOE had told her she couldn't use the same
textbooks the schools use; they offered her some old textbooks for her son. A
State Superintendentís interpretation on textbooks for homeschoolers requires
county school systems to provide textbooks for the homeschooled child, just as
if the student were enrolled in public school.
emailed Karen Larry, who informed the county homeschool contact that the books
for homeschoolers are the same books the students would use if they were in the
classrooms. Dr. Larry faxed the State Superintendentís interpretation on
this policy for verification.