The appellant seeks reversal of a decision made by the Atlantic Community School District board denying his request to enroll his home schooled children in music instruction only.
He and his wife home school their four children in the form of a private school called Plumfield School, along with two Iowa-certified teacher. The board denied their request to dual enroll their children for music instruction.
Plumfield School does not meet the Iowa Code standards of a private school, so the appellant did not have a statutory right to seek dual enrollment of his children. The teachers currently teaching them are qualified to teach music; therefore, the situation is not one where the appellant would be "forced" to enroll his children in an established public or private school for them to get music instruction. They would be able to participate in choir and instrument lessons in the community.
The local board's decision is affirmed.