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Options for Parents During Strike

walk to school dayMEDFORD, Ore. — If parents choose to keep kids home from school during the strike, Oregon law shows a student cannot miss 10 days of school in a row.

After that many consecutive days missing school, the student will no longer be enrolled. Parents should notify the school at some point if they plan to change their child’s form of education, such as switching to online classes or home schooling.

One Medford mom of four home schools three of her children. One is in fourth grade, one in second and a preschooler. Stephanie Morthole is relieved she made the decision to currently home school her children, so they won’t be phased by a strike.

“You worry about the kids you know it’s going to impact the kids more than anything, and now I don’t have to worry about that. The kids are not going to be phased by that, they’re still going to have their education and their daily lives aren’t going to be interrupted,” said Morthole.

Medford School District launched a hotline on Friday to help answer any questions parents may have. On weekdays it will be open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

You can call the following numbers for more information:

541-842-1084
541-842-1085
541-842-1086