Future McHenry County Regional Superintendent of School Joe Williams is quoted in an article on Home Schooling published by the Illinois State Board of Election.
Here’s his two paragraphs:
“Joe Williams, ROE #44 assistant superintendent in McHenry County and also the county’s lone truancy officer, said very few abuse cases happen among the 60,000 or so school- age children there. ‘Maybe two or three per year,’ he said, adding that if truancy is an issue, he is prepared to take it to court if needed.
“’On whole, it’s been a largely positive experience regarding the home school families in McHenry County,”’he said. ‘They work hard, they love their kids, and if they need something, they’ll call.’ But he also said he has no hard numbers on how many home school kids are in the county.”
A 1950′s Illinois Supreme Court decision prohibits regulation of Home Schooling.
Williams is running unopposed in the fall election.