“I want my children to be well educated students, but more importantly to keep their lives as stable as possible without having to be consumed with everything ‘socially distant related.’ I truly believe that homeschooling will keep my children’s mental health safest. 

“We made the decision to homeschool because I am opposed to children being in a ‘masked’ environment, along with the uncertainty of random school closings paired with disrupted virtual and in-person schooling.

“I’ve had fleeting thoughts of homeschooling in the past, but only during middle school years, not during this time of elementary studies. 

“Fortunately, I am a work from home mom, and I believe the monies that would’ve been spent for school supplies/clothing/random fundraisers etc. throughout the year should hopefully balance itself out.”

Julia Overfield
Pass Christian, Mississippi