Where Are You When It Counts?
Where do you have to physically be on the fast approaching Count Date of September 30th?
Home educators in Alberta have long made adjustments to their plans to accommodate an almost problematic rule which demanded they be in province. When AB Education updated the Funding Manual last week they addressed this issue, which AHEA had been advocating that they review and modify. Clarifying the physical location a home education family on the Count Day of September 30th, we are very pleased to advise that the manual now states on page 61,
"4. Home education / Shared Responsibility students and their parents who ordinarily reside in Alberta on the September count date of the current school year."
This is a wonderful change from what it previously stated, "Home Education / Shared Responsibility students and their parents must reside in Alberta on the September count date of the current school year."
We hope you all enjoy this additional freedom to make plans that do NOT have to center around Count Day because you count every day!
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