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Monday, August 11, 2008

Countdown to August 19

Thanks to each of you as parents for registering your children this week for the coming school year. We use the information to evaluate our class sizes, make decisions on transfer students requesting to attend Wawasee, and plan any schedule or bus route changes.

We are excited that several former students are returning to Wawasee High School and the Academy after time out of school. Those students have determined that finishing high school will get them where they need to go in life.

The Teen Parents Succeeding program completed a successful year in 2007-08, with 5 students graduating. Best wishes to each of them as they head off to further schooling.

Thanks to each of our dedicated coaches, directors, and sponsors who are already getting teams, the band, and clubs ready for their first games and matches. It's an exciting time for all.

We looking forward to the morning of the 19th. I'm sure that you are, too!


Anonymous said...

About full day K. In the school board minutes I belive from May 13 Drs Dixon asked about a parent not being able to pay the 108 or reduced amount. And it was said that if a family could not afford to pay a child could not be excluded. Well if that is so how are you charging this fee anyhow?
How about thee case of Nagy, et al. v. Evansville-Vanderburgh School Corporation and it's impact on the fees?

Superintendent, Dr. Thomas Edington said...

Good question! The Wawasee full-day kindergarten program is a voluntary, pilot program. The Nagy case involved a mandatory full-day kindergarten program in which parents were required to pay a weekly fee. Since our program is one of voluntary participation, our fee supports those students of parents who wish their child to participate. The one-half day portion of the program remains without a participation fee, as it is covered by state and local tuition support.
Students were individually evaluated during the past few weeks to find the ones most in need of a full-day program. There may be a few that the school really believes need the full-day program. Those parents may not be able to pay the full amount asked to attend the extra 1/2 day. The principals will handle those situations on a case-by-case basis.
You can ask the principal for more details.
I hope that this explanation helps.