The following is a message from Education Alliance Director Jerry Cox about a legislative meeting concerning changes to Arkansas’ home school law.
Dear Home School Friends,
Home School Meeting Held At the State Capitol
A meeting regarding home schooling was held at 10 a.m. on Monday, February 22, in Room 131 of the State Capitol in Little Rock. Representatives of the Arkansas School Administrator’s Association, the School Board Association, the Arkansas Activities Association, the Arkansas Department of Education, the Bureau of Legislative Research, and three members of the Arkansas Legislature were there. Jerry Cox and Martha Adcock were there as representatives of home schoolers and the Education Alliance.
The Arkansas Home School Testing Office (AHSTO) began mailing test information letters to home school parents earlier this week. The process was interrupted due to inclement weather. Bill Ballard (AHSTO) and Lisa Crook (Arkansas Department of Education’s Home School Office) agreed to postpone the registration deadline from March 8 to March 12. Please inform everyone you know who home schools to make sure the word gets out.
Once you receive your letter in the mail, you can register for testing online if you wish at www.arhomeschooltesting.org. You cannot register without your letter, but you can see a sample of the testing information that is included with your letter. Just look on the left side of the AHSTO’s home page and click on “Sample Packet”