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$$$$$$$$$$$ Yes, it’s all

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$$$$$$$$$$$ Yes, it’s all about the money. Another cyber charter targeted at HSers.

Letters will be sent out to families who home-school their children, telling them of the school district’s plan to implement a virtual school program…

In response to questions by board members he said that should home-schoolers take part in the program, the school district would receive credit in the form of state aid. One figure mentioned was $8,000 per full-time student…

Home-schoolers, it was noted, could be set up at their homes. While that would cost the district, the state aid would more than offset that cost, it was noted. “I think this is worth sending letters to home-schoolers and telling them this is what we are contemplating,” board member Dave Pederson said. “I’ve talked with two (families) already and they are interested,” Grimm noted. With between 40 and 50 home-schooled students living within its boundaries, Frederic School District has a somewhat higher percentage of home-schoolers, which plays into the district’s loss of approximately 100 students within the past decade — that, along with open enrollment and an apparent decline in the number school-aged residents…

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