School district eliminates odd request

Friday, October 23, 2020
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Bob Kellogg (OneNewsNow.com)

stack of textbooks (illustration)An attorney for those who educate at home says number of Rhode Island homeschooling families knew something wasn't right when they were told they had to register with the public school district.

Homeschoolers in North Providence received public school registration packets after filing their intent to homeschool. The issue was quickly resolved when the Home School Legal Defense Association got involved, and HSLDA attorney Peter Kamakawiwoole has been assured it will not happen again.

"I don't have reason to think this is going to become an issue in the future for this particular district," he tells OneNewsNow. "Their attorney was pretty emphatic that they were not going to renew this request for anybody else."

Meanwhile, Rhode Island is one of two states in the country that requires approval of homeschool programs -- something Kamakawiwoole says is mostly about specifying the requirements.

Kamakawiwoole

"The statute lists a number of things that need to be provided in order to get approval," he explains. "Families file a notice of intent. They have to keep an attendance log. They have to provide that log at the end of the school year."

He says as far as HSLDA knows, those attending private schools in the Rhode Island are not required to register in their public schools first.

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