Home School Assistance

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Contact information: 

  • Melissa Rozenboom-Ray, Home School Facilitator (609) 847-6955 (Cell)
  • Heather Burgess, Home School Assistance Program K-12 (641) 799-5588 (Cell)

Home School Office: 608 E. Williams, Ottumwa, IA  


The Ottumwa Community School District makes every effort to serve the educational needs of all the students residing in the district. In recognizing the growing number of home schooled students, the Home School Assistance Program was created to provide academic support for families desiring to home school their children. This program is free to any student who lives in the district. The program offers texts, enrichment books, and computer programs to complete or compliment each student’s curriculum.

The district has established a budget of approximately $100 per student for specific materials requested by families for their use. These materials are returned to the Lending Library for other families to use. In addition to books and materials, the program offers monthly hands-on classes and activities, field trips, and community service projects.

Testing services are also provided by the H.S.A.P. This program offers consultation and support through certified K-12 instructors. If home schooling is an option your family may be considering, there is help provided through the Ottumwa School District. Please feel free to call or contact the office.