This article from Wenatchee WA about school funding uses the term ‘homeschool’ very loosely.
The enrollment war is troublesome for districts trying to plan their yearly budgets. Methow Valley School District started the year with a $60,000 deficit because 15 homeschool families unexpectedly transferred out, said Superintendent Mark Wenzel.
The school district offered its homeschool students local support and oversight from teachers, plus a $300 stipend for curriculum materials. An online provider out-bid the district with a $2,200 a year stipend. About half of Methow Valley’s homeschool population transferred out.
Homeschoolers save the state and taxpayers money.
If you are interested in school funding woes in the face of online schools read about it here.
If you want to understand while I harp on ‘public-school-at-home’ being misrepresented as ‘homeschooling’, read that here.