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Tyler County board president opts for home school

Tyler Star News photo by Ed Parsons Tyler County Schools Superintendent Robin Daquilante (left) listens as BOE President Bonnie Henthorn explain to the board why she is taking her children out of the county school system. Henthorn said she supports the schools’ administration and the teachers, but does not support state policies that restrict local control. She favors a more Christian based education, so she plans to homeschool her children. BOE members had mixed opinions on Henthorn’s decision.

Tyler Star News photo by Ed Parsons
Tyler County Schools Superintendent Robin Daquilante (left) listens as BOE President Bonnie Henthorn explain to the board why she is taking her children out of the county school system. Henthorn said she supports the schools’ administration and the teachers, but does not support state policies that restrict local control. She favors a more Christian based education, so she plans to homeschool her children. BOE members had mixed opinions on Henthorn’s decision.

MIDDLEBOURNE, W.Va. — Tyler County Board of Education President Bonnie Henthorn has decided to withdraw her children from public schools. She seeks more of a Christian-based education and blames state policies that restrict local control. Henthorn said she does not plan to resign from the board and still supports teachers, students and staff.

BOE members had mixed feelings about Henthorn’s decision.

Henthorn told the BOE at its Jan. 4 meeting that she wants to homeschool her children. BOE member Linda Hoover asked Henthorn about her choice.

“Is there a reason why you are pulling them out of the Tyler County School system?” Hoover asked.

Henthorn answered, “Not that I have to give an explanation to you, but I will. This doesn’t have anything to do with Tyler County, it has to do with two reasons. One is that I want them to have a more Christian-based education.”

Hoover broke in, “What kind of education?”

Henthorn replied, “A Christian-based education. Number two is I no longer feel that the state leadership has the best interest of the the students at heart…

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