"Homeschooling FAQs" #26



**Disclaimer: All information presented on this blog is based on our best understanding of current homeschool laws in the state of Florida at the time of each posting, and in particular the homeschool laws for Hillsborough County, where Class Source is located. However, we are not legal experts, and the information posted in this group does not constitute legal advice. Homeschool laws can vary by county and state. If you are uncertain of the homeschool regulations and requirements in your area, please verify using your local resources. The HSLDA website has a resource which allows you to look up homeschool laws by state, and is a good place to start: https://hslda.org/legal.**


This week's FAQ is:


What about co-ops? How do they work?

Co-ops are so-named because they are “cooperative.” In most co-ops, parents agree to take turns teaching various classes and/or contributing in specific ways to the overall program or group. Many co-ops have participation requirements to ensure that all members are contributing in some way and that the work efforts are distributed fairly so that no one parent (or group of parents) is overly burdened. This means that with a co-op, you will usually have to agree to teach a class or serve in some other capacity in order for your children to be eligible to take part in the other available classes in the co-op.



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