Recently Will Shaw, of The Organization of Virginia Homeschoolers, and I visited each of the homeschool liaisons for Charlottesville City Public Schools and Albemarle County Public Schools. The purpose of the visits was twofold. Will was there as a representative of the statewide organization, offering any assistance if/when it was needed in handling any homeschooling issues the schools may have; and I was there to see if there were any current issues and to bring up questions I and members of my local homeschool group had, especially given the new changes to the home instruction statute.
After each meeting, I sent a report back to my local homeschool list of what was said.
This is what I wrote after visiting Albemarle:
Will Shaw (VaHomeschoolers board member, and member of this list) and I met with Sue Sheffield of the Albemarle County Public Schools on Friday. Will’s role was as a VaHomeschoolers Board Member, mine was more as a local homeschooler who can communicate with the local homeschoolers. I got to be the “less reasonable” person, or more contrary. :) Kind of “good homeschooler, bad homeschooler.” LOL