The Home School Court Report
VOLUME XVII, NUMBER 5
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SEPTEMBER / OCTOBER 2001
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Cover Story
Susan Oliver: Convicted—even though this mom did everything right

Special Features
Patrick Henry College doubles enrollment

Jordan's excellent adventure

Across the States
State by State

Regular Features
Active Cases

Freedom Watch

A contario sensu

Prayer and Praise

President's Page

FYI
HSLDA legal contacts for May and June 2001

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Across the States
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Arkansas
Adult education program changes

With the enactment of Senate Bill 940, now known as Act 1659 of 2001, Arkansas changed the law regarding adult education programs. Instead of being required to obtain approval, 16-and 17-year-old students who are enrolled in a private, parochial, or home school may now apply directly for enrollment in the adult education program and, if accepted, need only notify the local public school superintendent of their intent to participate.

The new law also permits students aged 16 or above who are enrolled in a private, parochial, or home school to take the General Education Development (GED) test without permission of the public school district. Instead, a student enrolled in a private or parochial school must provide a letter from the school to verify enrollment. A home schooled student must provide the local public school superintendent with a notarized copy of the previously filed notice of intent to home school.

Dewitt T. Black