Danville City Council OKs permits for new day care centers, 9 May 2008, GoDanRiver.com – Danville, Virginia
The request asked for permission to use space in the Al-Taqwa Islamic Center at 120 S. Union St. for members to jointly home-school their children. Councilmen David Luther and E. Stokes Daniels both pointed out that home-schooling means it is done at home and using the religious center for that purpose would mean it would need to be defined as a private school.
Wording in the request made it difficult to understand whether it would be operated as a private school or if the applicant wanted it to be more like expanded home-schooling. Council members wondered if the school would be charging the students to attend, and whether the students had compulsory attendance waivers to allow them to be home-schooled rather than attend public schools.
Councilwoman Ruby Archie said the applicant had to decide if it would be a private school or home-schooling, and seconded Councilman Adam Tomer’s motion to table the matter until their questions could be answered.