Some parents choosing to home school amid reopening announcements for K-12 schools

Published: Jul. 15, 2020 at 11:54 PM CDT
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DOWNSVILLE, La. (KNOE) - Some parents are choosing to homeschool their students due to concerns over COVID-19 in the classroom.

Tara Trull has been homeschooling her sons with the Northeast Louisiana Christian Homeschool Association for over 10 years.

She said that she and other home learning instructors said they have seen an increase in parents requesting homeschooling resources since the state announced it would be reopening schools in the fall.

“You see a lot of people coming on saying ‘hey I’m brand new but I’m not sending my kids into this environment that it’s going to be with COVID',” Trull said.

If you choose to homeschool, your students have to complete 180 instructional days in a 365 year. Click here to see the rest of the state-approved Board of Elementary and Secondary Education guidelines.

Trull warns parents who are on the fence with schooling options to follow the proper protocol for withdrawing their students so they are not truant.

“Make sure and send the appropriate letter to your school to officially withdraw them so you don’t have that truancy officer knocking at your door,” she said.

She said no matter the learning format or environment, parents need to make sure their students are getting the lessons they need to succeed.

“Whether you’re doing an online class or your mother is teaching you, it still takes a lot of discipline for your mind to build a focus in a different environment,” she said.

Below is a list of homeschooling resources:

Northeast Louisiana Homeschoolers

Bayou Homeschoolers of Northeast Louisiana

Northeast Louisiana Christian Homeschool Association

For guidelines on non-public schools not seeking state approval, click here.

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