Originally Posted by blondeviolin
I'm surprised OK hasn't been thrown in there. There is no reporting system here, nor are records or forms of any kind required by Oklahoma law. I've heard it's one of the more lenient HSing states.
Though, I'd love to be in a state that had a public charter online school. In CO they have COVA through k12 and they get all their materials and curriculum and then internet stipend as well as a loaner computer.
We're in Alaska and we get a homeschool stipend of $1800/year for my 8th grader and $1600/year for my 2nd grader (a small $200 preK allowance for my 4yo, and if my 15yo were still homeschooled, she'd have a $2000 stipend). It covers anything school related.
Plus, our internet access is a whole separate financial account, and the money we are reimbursed doesn't count against our yearly stipend. We also have a computer program, where they'll help you buy one or they'll sort of rent you one.
The state testing standards are a little strict to some parents, but as we look forward to testing, it's not an issue for us. And this year they took off the limitations on money allowed for PE/art/music (it used to be a percentage of your total funds), so we can use more toward lessons. This benefits us because we have 14 years of HS materials built up in our home, and a huge network of HS friends, so it's rarely necessary to buy a new curriculum.