Dana Higdon, superintendent of the Mulberry-Plainview School District said her schools can serve home schooled students if they choose, so they should be counted.
“We are prepared to provide any classes or services to the students who are home schooled in our district, and if we were allowed to count those home school students toward the required 350, it would help our district to be able to aid students to become productive citizens,” Higdon said.
This is certainly a new twist to the public school funding issue. If passed, the Attorney General’s office predicted the bill would be struck down in the court system. That premise is duly noted when other attempts occur using homeschools to fund public schools. Consolidation of small public schools is a sad situation, but the answer would likely be satisfying the educational needs of public school students, not trying to pull in a larger quantity for the dollar amount.