JILL Duggar and her husband Derick Dillard have stunned fans after breaking family protocol and enrolling their son Israel in a local public school.

Jill, 28, was notoriously home-schooled by her parents due to their strict Christian beliefs- but it appears she and Derick, 30, have other ideas for their two boys.

 Jill Duggar and husband Derick Dillard have defied family rules and enrolled son Israel in public school

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Jill Duggar and husband Derick Dillard have defied family rules and enrolled son Israel in public schoolCredit: @jillmdillard/ Instagram
 Israel will not be homeschooled like his mom and her 18 siblings

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Israel will not be homeschooled like his mom and her 18 siblingsCredit: Dillard Family Official via YouTube
 The couple have instead registered him for kindergarten

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The couple have instead registered him for kindergartenCredit: Instagram

The pair have begun repeatedly defied Jill’s parents, Jim Bob and Michelle, lately and their latest move is set to drive a wedge even further between the famous family.

Taking to YouTube, former Counting On star Jill has shared a video of herself and Derick taking Israel, 4, to register for Kindergarten at an elementary school in Arkansas.

Israel’s pre-schooling had been done at home by Jill but she and Derick – who wasn’t home-schooled  – have decided to start their son in mainstream education starting in September.

As they sat in the car ready to head to the school, blond-haired Israel said he was “excited” about registering.

 Jill and Derick made a video of Israel's registration

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Jill and Derick made a video of Israel’s registrationCredit: Dillard Family Official via YouTube
 The youngster said he is 'excited' about starting school

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The youngster said he is ‘excited’ about starting schoolCredit: Dillard Family Official via YouTube
 The couple's decision has stunned fans

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The couple’s decision has stunned fansCredit: Dillard Family Official via YouTube
 Jill and Derick waited nervously while Israel took his screening test

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Jill and Derick waited nervously while Israel took his screening testCredit: Dillard Family Official via YouTube

He can then be seen with his  2-year-old brother, Samuel, waiting patiently while Jill and Derick go through the paperwork.

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The family made their way through to the Kindergarten Screening room, before Derick later told fans: “He’s ready for kindergarten.”

Jill added: “They went over it with us and said he did great! He’s ready, ready.”

The family of four then all posed together for several pictures with a dry erase board.

 The family posed for photos once the registration was complete

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The family posed for photos once the registration was completeCredit: Dillard Family Official via YouTube

Posting one of Israel on Instagram, Jill told her followers: “Look who’s registered for kindergarten!”

She then asked fans how they felt when their child started school, suggesting they share their tips with her and Derick.

But while some did just this, others have asked why they have decided to abandon homeschooling.

One wrote: “Question (if you don’t mind my asking) why did you decide to enroll Israel in regular school instead of continuing to homeschool him? I am just curious…”

 Followers have been asking why they have chosen public school for Israel

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Followers have been asking why they have chosen public school for IsraelCredit: @jillmdillard/ Instagram

Another said: “Are you the first one in your family who won’t be homeschooling?”

A third pressed: “I didn’t realize you weren’t homeschooling! He will have a blast.

Neither Jill nor Derick have given an explanation.

 Jill is distancing herself from her family

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Jill is distancing herself from her familyCredit: Instagram

The decision to send Israel to elementary school is unlikely to go down well with his grandparents, who famously home-schooled all 19 of their children, including Jill.

It is not thought any of their grandchildren are in mainstream education either.

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Matriarch Michelle previously wrote in a TLC blog that they wanted “to do a Christian-based curriculum – one in which there’s a lot of character emphasis, character building like responsibility, honest, self-control.”

Jill already seems to be trying to distance herself from her family and this move is only going to add fuel to the fire.

 Her latest move is likely to rile her parents

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Her latest move is likely to rile her parentsCredit: Instagram

Not only has she pierced her nose and begun wearing pants – both frowned upon by Michelle and Jim Bob – Derick has also been embroiled in a bitter fight with them.

In December, Derick blasted his in-laws and the network for cutting scenes of him and Jill out of the Counting On season finale.

The emotional episode featured the family-packed funeral of grandma Mary, who died of accidental drowning last summer, but Jill and Derick were noticeably absent.

 In recent months, Derick has taken aim at his in-laws

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In recent months, Derick has taken aim at his in-lawsCredit: Instagram

When an Instagram follower asked why the Dillard family, who hasn’t filmed since 2017, didn’t make the cut, despite attending the service, he responded: “Not our fault.

“TLC cut out any family that they don’t want viewers to see in attendance. It wasn’t in the script.”

Previously, Derick also claimed over Instagram that Patriarch Jim Bob negotiated show contracts on his children’s behalf.

Telling a fan that he and Jill were under the impression that the Duggar kids “didn’t make any money from the show.”

The law student added: “We were pressured to think that we were required to and that we would get sued if we didn’t.”

 

The angry son-in-law also alleged his family is “not allowed” to be in the Duggar home when Jim Bob “isn’t there.”

He explained on Instagram: “Jill even had to ask JB permission to go over to the house to help her sister when she was in labor because her sister wanted her help, but Jill couldn’t provide the assistance until we got it cleared with JB.”

TLC did not respond to The Sun’s request for comment.


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