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    Filed at 11:34 am under by dcobranchi

    A school district in MN is facing declining enrollments and the board doesn’t like losing money. They’re targeting homeschoolers.

    The enrollment report also spawned discussion about reducing the area home-school population.

    About 25 local children are home-schooled, according to Toutloff, and previous attempts by the district to bring those children into the public school system have been unsuccessful.

    Peggy York-Jesme, who serves as the school board’s liaison to home-school parents, said the district could benefit by reaching out to them.

    “One idea that’s been talked about is to have a room where they can access resources,” said York-Jesme. “It’s done in some other districts and it can help improve relations between the school and home-school parents.”

    York-Jesme said the district could make a room available in which students and parents could access teaching materials and computers.

    “It’s just a way of getting kids in the door,” said York-Jesme.

    2 Responses to “TIME TO THIN THE HERD”


    Comment by
    Sophorist
    September 16th, 2003
    at 12:38 am

    Great, just what we need. Pandering school districts.


    Comment by
    Ross
    September 16th, 2003
    at 10:57 pm

    Actually, your tax dollars paid for the resources the school is wanting to “share” with you. I don’t understand how schools can get away with not sharing resources with home schooled students who live in their area.