Home Education Advisory Council
New Hampshire Homeschooling Resources
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Those in attendance: Elaine Rapp (chair), George D'Orazio, Mike Faiella, Joseph Rega, Dennis Wyman, Paul Krohne, Karen Tardif [sic], Don Jones, Jackie Teague and Harvey Harkness.
Jackie says the survey letters are going out this week asking the districts how they relate to educators. HEAC members will receive copies of the survey. It was suggested HEAC could be involved in the survey analysis work which may be extensive.
Paul Krone is creating a "model policy" for the districts relating to dual enrollment - that is - here's language if you choose to include home educators; here's the language if you do not. Paul will share copies of this with us. Should HEAC also be working on a model policy? The home schooling groups should be made aware this is going on.
Welcome Pat Bussell [sic]- reporting on proposed legislation.
Home educated students are now counted as full time students for funding purposes - should we be looking at separate counting - average NH operating cost per student is $5,000 per year.
Copies of DOE directory will be sent to HEAC members ASAP.
Do parents who take their students out of school to home educate have the 30 days to get their notification in? Much discussion ensued which we agreed to continue at the next meeting.
Is it necessary for a parent to teach all subjects every year? It was noted the program will be appropriate to the child's age and ability. Discussion will be continued at the next meeting.
The next meeting will be held at the Department of Education in Room 15 at 3:00 PM on Tuesday, February 7, 1995.
Document source: New Hampshire Department of Education, hardcopy.