So some stuff happened here locally last year that had a lot of people fuming. The school board decided to consolidate our elementary schools, turning 5 schools into basically 3 while adding a separate middle school (before that, junior and high school classes had been in separate wings of the same building).
Now, we are a rural community. Bus rides are lo-o-o-ong already. So this caused an uproar. Then the public was informed that the changes were temporary, that the board would spend this year re-zoning and next year? Well, some of the kids who had to move to a new school this year would have to move again.
Yeah. Parents were not happy. So a lot of people up and decided to homeschool.
I get it. I really do. But I’m starting to notice that some of those parents made a whiplash decision for what might have been the wrong reasons. Homeschooling ain’t easy, and it ain’t for the faint of heart. Right? But I’m hearing a lot of people say things like, “I’m trying to get them all laptops, but when you have 4 kids it gets expensive,” or “They do their schoolwork online, why do I have to get involved?”