New Arkansas law changes rules for home-schooled students in public schools

October 8, 2019 0 By Ronny Jaskolski


CHILD ABDUCTION RESPONSE TEAM. THE BILL, WHICH HAS BEEN THREE YEARS IN THE MAKING–COORDINATES LAW ENFORCEMENT WHEN A CHILD IS ABDUCTED. ANOTHER BILL SIGNED INTO LAW TODAY–HOPES TO CONNECT MISSING AND UNIDENTIFIED PERSONS CASES AT THE STATE CRIME LABE TO UNSOLVED CRIMES. HEATHER ALSO IN ARKANSAS… A NEW STATE LAW REQUIRES PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICTS TO ALLOW HOME SCHOOLERS TO ENROLL IN INDIVIDUAL CLASSES. THE LEGISLATURE PASSED THIS TO STRENGTHEN A 20-17 LAW. HOWEVER — MEMBERS FOUND SOME OF THE STATE’S LARGEST DISTRICTS LACKED PARTICIPATION…INCLUDING CABOT WHERE NEARLY 600 KIDS LEARN AT HOME. SCHOOLS DO HAVE SOME EXEMPTIONS. DISTRICTS COULD REQUEST A WAIVER OR LIMIT ENROLLMENT IF THE ADDITIONAL STUDENTS WOULD CAUSE THEM TO LOSE MONEY. MORE THAN 20-THOUSAND ARKANSAS STUDENTS LEARN IN THE COMFORT OF THEIR OWN HOME. HEATHER