By Becca Clark
Wrangell Sentinel 

Parents caught off guard by court ruling on homeschool funding


April 24, 2024

Wrangell parents of homeschooled children enrolled in correspondence programs said they were caught by surprise when an Alaska judge ruled unconstitutional the use of state funds for such programs.

The law allowed parents of correspondence students to spend their share of state education money, labeled an allotment, on “nonsectarian services and materials from a public, private or religious organization.”

The judge on April 12 ruled the law unconstitutional because it allowed public funding to go to private and religious organizations. The judge explained he could not split the state statute i...

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