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Homeschool Support Meeting
October 30, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join us at Chapel Hill Homeschoolers’ next workshop, this one featuring Diane Allen, Director of North Carolina’s Division of Non-Public Education. As always, the workshop is free. There is an optional gathering afterwards over food, as well. Full details are below.
I hope to see many of you at the workshop – do invite your friends considering
homeschooling, as well. Best wishes!
Dilip, CHH Co-Leader
When: Monday October 30, 2017, 6-8p with optional continued discussion 8:15-9p
Where: Meeting Room B, Chapel Hill Public Library, 100 Library Dr, Chapel Hill, NC 27514.
Optional gathering over food afterwards at Whole Foods Market, 81 South Elliot Rd, Chapel
Hill, NC 27514.
Audience: This will be of particular interest to those who are homeschooling or those thinking
of homeschooling, but is open to the general public
RSVP: Not required but if you know that you are coming, it might be helpful to RSVP to
firstname.lastname@example.org to help get an idea of what size audience we might expect.
Title: The DNPE and the Average Home Schooler
Abstract: Each week the DNPE (North Carolina’s Division of Non-Public Education) answers
more than 100 phone calls with questions about home schooling in NC. This is your
opportunity to ask your questions in person! A short presentation will describe the current
state of homeschooling in NC, the homeschool law, DNPE policy, and the new data system
which ties it all together. We will discuss DNPE services, as well as requirements and
recommendations for homeschool parents, including school records that they should
maintain for their current students as well as their graduates.
We will end promptly at 8p as the library closes then. For those who are interested, we will
reconvene at the food seating area of Whole Foods Market nearby at 8:15p for continued
discussion. Food and drink can be purchased; the store closes at 10p.
Speaker: Diane Allen is the first veteran homeschooler to serve on the DNPE staff. After
homeschooling for twenty-three years, running a support group, building a testing business,
speaking at conferences and teaching online and in-person classes, she is thrilled to be
serving the homeschool community as the Director of the Department of Non-Public
Education. When not learning how to navigate the new world of state government and having
an out-of-home office, she is alternately mourning the last child being away at school with
learning to enjoy the empty nest, and being a “super-cool Greema” to her four grandchildren.
She offers insights on the official side of homeschooling and answers questions about the
function of the DNPE.