Local event answer some Fort Bragg parents homeschool questions
March 12, 2010
FORT BRAGG, N.C. - For those who have questions or concerns about homeschooling, an extravaganza will be held March 18, from 1 to 3 p.m., at the Cliffdale Recreation Center, located at 6404 Cliffdale Road in Fayetteville.
Fort Bragg has a vested interest in meeting the demands of its homeschooled students because there are about 120 Families living on the installation who homeschool their children, said Shevelle Godwin, school liaison officer, Child, Youth and School Services.
There are no figures for the number of homeschooled students off the installation, where numbers are divided by ZIP codes, she said.
Godwin encourages those with homeschooling interests to attend the extravaganza and have the opportunity to get questions answered about homeschooling or its curriculums.
Some of the vendors at the event will be the North Carolina Division of Non-Public Education; Home School Legal Defense Association; Imagination Station Science Museum; and the Fascinate-U Children's Museum.
School liaison officers offer support for the homeschool program, which is governed by NCDNPE, said Godwin.
Those interested in homeschooling their children must put in a notice of intent upon moving to North Carolina.
"Our homeschool parents are always looking for curriculum information and resources for support in their community," Godwin explained. "All this information is going to be in one support place for them."