Barbour County -- A homeschool parent received a letter requesting a notice
of intent for the 2003-04 school year. Included with the letter was a notice of
intent form, which was virtually identical to the one WVHEA distributed to
county superintendents in a homeschool information packet, and a copy of the
countyís policies and procedures concerning homeschooling. The parent noticed
a couple of errors, most notably a request for the POI to include information
from subsection one (the approval option), such as number of instructional days.
In her reply, the parent explained that she had enclosed a
notice of intent to homeschool for 2003-04 with her annual assessment, mailed
last June. She also enclosed a copy of her support groupís (Covered Bridge
Christian Home Educators) notice of intent form, and addressed the errors in the
county policies and procedures.
Shortly thereafter, the county homeschool coordinator called
the parent to let her know that he had corrected the county homeschool
procedures and would send her a copy. The homeschool parent reports that the
conversation was very cordial and the coordinator expressed a desire to build a
cooperative relationship with homeschoolers in the county.