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    Filed at 9:21 pm under by dcobranchi

    Is this a good thing or a bad thing?

    In other action Thursday, the school board voted unanimously against a resolution proposed by the Associated School Boards of South Dakota that supports a repeal of the state law that requires school boards to excuse a child from attending public school. The proposed resolution also would give the Department of Education authority to approve all applications for alternative instruction and make DOE responsible for revoking those applications.

    Janak, who serves on the ASBSD board of directors, said he is concerned that if the resolution advances, it could harm the efforts Rapid City has made to work with families who choose to home school or send their children to private schools.

    “Maybe in certain environments, it makes sense,” Janak said.

    “The board has spent enormous amounts of time working with private and home-school families to let them know that we welcome them and want to cooperate with them,” Rosario said.

    Any SD home educators out there?

    Re-posted from the HEM blog.

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