Are you concerned about sending your child back to school with Omicron, RATS and masks?
Parents are expressing online, their concerns about twice weekly Rapid Antigen Tests and mask mandates for children in schools during the largest wave of Covid in 2 years. Some parents are stating they will be choosing to take their children out of school for a time they deem necessary. The message from the Government though, is if parents choose to do that, they could face legal charges being laid for parents who fail to take their children to school 5 days a week when term 1, 2022 begins.
Where does this leave parents?
Facing possible criminal charges if they choose to shelter in place until the Omicron wave passes?
Unfortunately, the Education Acts around Australia can be rigid in requiring attendance and criminal charges would be the long term natural consequence of refusing to take their children to the school their child is registered as attending.
What can parents do?
Parents can simply apply to home educate their children in whatever state or territory they live in. Home education doesn’t have to be forever. It may just be a few months while this crazy time passes. But if you catch the bug and see what it really means to home educate, as opposed to school at home, maybe you will stick around. We would love to welcome you to our vibrant and diverse community.
If you would like support, enquire about a consultation in person or online. Just email firstname.lastname@example.org and we can help you land on your feet.
Ed Consult. Supporting Home Educators Across Australia.