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by Yvonne Bunn

Voting For School Board Members

Posted on Oct 19 2013 by Yvonne Bunn

Q. In my district, some school board members are on the ballot. Is voting for local school board members important for homeschoolers since we are not in the public school system? A. Yes, it is! Because a school board member’s actions can directly or indirectly affect homeschoolers, it’s important to know the background of school […]

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Calling Your Legislator

Posted on Jan 30 2013 by Yvonne Bunn

Q. What can I expect to happen when I call my senator or delegate regarding a bill that affects homeschoolers? I want to call, but I’m not sure what to say. A. When you call your legislator’s office, you can expect a secretary to answer the phone. Your senator and delegate are very busy, and […]

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2013 General Assembly Session Opens

Posted on Jan 18 2013 by Yvonne Bunn

  2013 General Assembly Session Begins  -                                               AND a Call to Action    January 18, 2013 The 2013 General Assembly Session began on Wednesday, January 9, with an influx of bills from legislators in both the House and Senate. This short, 45-day legislative session will move quickly; however, there […]

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Financial Aid

Posted on Sep 19 2012 by Yvonne Bunn

Q.Have federal financial-aid laws changed for college-bound homeschoolers? Do homeschoolers now have to get a GED to receive financial aid? A. The federal government made significant changes to financial-aid laws in December 2011, and these changes went into effect July 1, 2012. However, Congress made NO CHANGES to the homeschool eligibility section. The law states, […]

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Curriculum Description Form Incorrect

Posted on May 26 2012 by Yvonne Bunn

Q. I received a letter from my superintendent with what he termed the “new forms.” One includes a place to list the subjects and then a blank for the “objectives” of each subject. Is this required? A. The new law that goes into effect July 1, 2012, says parents must provide a “description of curriculum […]

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Curriculum Description Law Change

Posted on May 25 2012 by Yvonne Bunn

Q: When does the new curriculum description law go into effect, and what information should be included? A: The curriculum description law change goes into effect July 1, 2012. For those who file a Notice of Intent, the new language limits the required curriculum description to “a list of subjects.” Parents should include only a […]

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