Cumberland Times-News


April 16, 2008

Mineral school board puts off home-schooling policy decision


And while home-schooled students do not receive high school diplomas because they are not following the required program of study, Wimer cited at least one case in which a home-schooled student was not filtered out of the system and he received a diploma.

"I feel either written procedure or written policy would be advantageous in helping us answer these questions," he said.

Board Vice President Terry LaRue said he felt the board members have an obligation to answer the questions posed by Keyser High School.

"I don't know how long it's going to take, but we need to find the answers," he said, noting that whatever policy they might adopt would not go into effect until the 2008-2009 school year anyway.

President Mary Aronhalt directed Hackworth to seek out the answers, and have them back before the board by no later than their June 24 meeting.

"We need more information before we make any decision," she said.

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