Ask A Travel Nurse: Home Schooling vs Public School

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December 2, 2018

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Ask A Travel Nurse: Home Schooling vs Public School

Gypsy,

Hi! I’m considering going into travel nursing but have a couple of things I’m figuring out to see if this would be the best fit.

I am traveling with my family – I wonder how common or workable it is to do traditional school vs. homeschooling? We want to plan on assignments based on the school year and in locations where multiple hospitals are within driving/public transit commutes so the kids can have the majority of their schooling in one place, and I can be flexible with assignments.

Thanks for reading this whole message, and I can’t wait to hear back!! -Sherrie

Many of the travelers I know that travel with children do home-schooling.  I don’t know if any of them enroll their children in the public school system or not.  I would caution you on enrolling a child in school due to your tax-home status.

According to Joseph Smith at TravelTax

The travel nurse would still be “governed under the one-year rule that affects the tax residence. Additionally, some conflicts arise with the school district if you are not officially a resident of the jurisdiction. This is why homeschooling is more common with travelers.”

I hope that this helps at least a little bit.  I would encourage you to the Travel Nurse Network – The Gypsy Nurse.  Lots of travel nurses there to help answer your questions and lend guidance along the way!!

We hope you found this information on Public vs. Home Schooling helpful.  Do you have experience with home schooling or public school while travel nursing?  Comment any tips you have.

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