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Want to keep our kids home from school? Not so fast


Want to keep our kids home from school? Not so fast

If they’re not back in class on August 24 there are some crucial boxes to tick, according to revised regulations


If you don’t want to send your child back to school out of fear of the coronavirus, you will need to get permission from the provincial education department to keep them at home.

And, the application for either full or partial exemption from compulsory school attendance must be accompanied by a commitment from the parent that they will take full responsibility for the child’s continued learning at home.

This is according to the proposed amendments to the directions on the reopening of schools, which Times Select has seen. The revised directions are expected to be gazetted early this week...

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