I clicked on the link and read, and read, and read, waiting for the part about homeschooling. It was the last sentence.
“Parents who opt to home-school have to register with their district of residence.”
Greenland student transfer controversy vexes legislators, 18 August 2007, Northwest Arkansas Times, Fayetteville, Arkansas
It remains to be seen whether the Greenland Board of Educationâ€™s denial last week for 28 Winslow-area students to transfer to nearby West Fork will prompt future changes to the stateâ€™s school choice law.
I was baffled as to what homeschooling had to do with the politics of tranfer requests between school districts, but in listening to the article, I think I might have it … ‘homeschooling’ scofflaws.
Groom said he wasnâ€™t sure what Brawnerâ€™s plans were for tracking down students who do not show up on Monday when school starts, but he was confident Brawner would address the matter.
If kids don’t show up, then they are ‘homeschoolers?’
I really don’t know how to read the end of the article, but the implied oversight, even in the face of bureaucratic skulls and duggeries between districts, seems to stick out.
The transfer denials were the latest controversial decision pitting the Greenland School Board against Winslow patrons, a relationship strained since state consolidation requirements forced Winslow schools to join another district.
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