Richmond Times Dispatch, Richmond, Virginia, 11 December 2006, Home-schoolers get help from technology
Nelson County has 11 families enrolled in its program. The curriculum is provided by K12 Inc., a company based in Herndon.
Home-schooling mother Laurie Richardson of Midlothian enrolled her children, Ben, 14, and Maia, 11, in Nelson’s virtual school last week.
The online courses from the Nelson Academy of Virtual Learning are free. The cost to Nelson County is about $5,000 per child, which is reimbursed by the state, Collins said.
“Ultimately, we’re paying for it with our taxes, but at least this way we’re getting something for our money,” Gunter said.
And those of us who pay taxes that support the schools but who have no way of recouping the payment, when do we ‘get something for our money?’
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