Bermuda Home schools to come under closer scutiny

Senators yesterday agreed new rules and regulations governing the operation of home schools.

The Education Amendment Act 2003 was passed unanimously in the Upper House, which now dictates that all home schools be referred to as Tutorial Sites and that they have no more than 15 students.

Education and Development Minister Paula Cox introduced the new legislation in a bid to ensure that all alternative school sites meet strict health and safety guidelines.

They must abide by planning and fire laws, have liability insurance, and be passed by the Education Minister before operating. Read more…

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