Rotary Hears School District Plans
 

 
 
 WISD Superintendent and Rotarian Dr. Jeremy Glenn discussed the condition of the school district and plans for the future.
He said the school district is in great shape.  The system has achieved 22 academic distinctions and all of the campuses meet state standards.  The system is number one in career employment inappropriate jobsafter high school and among 22 to 35 year old creative graduates it is also number one.  This means that the students are career-ready when they graduate and able to handle the future as responsible, successful citizens.
Public education which is paid for by tax payer dollars has the goal of supplying access to a free and appropriate education for all.  This means that the public school system is required to accept every student regardless of ability to pay, handicap or any other limitation.  Vouchers used to transfer taxpayer funding to charter or other private schools may find students turned away for any number of reasons.  Unlike public schools their finances are not transparent so the uses of the funds are not known.
Dr. Glenn’s administration is all about choice for parents and students and next year parents can choose where their children go to school.  Just because they live in the Marvin district does not mean the child has to go to school there.  He or she may choose Felty or any of the other schools.  This is a big change to increase satisfaction in the school experience.  
 
 
WISD Superintendent and Rotarian Dr. Jeremy Glenn discussed the condition of the school district and plans for the future.
He said the school district is in great shape.  The system has achieved 22 academic distinctions and all of the campuses meet state standards.  The system is number one in career employment inappropriate jobs after high school and among 22 to 35 year old creative graduates it is also number one.  
Public education which is paid for by tax payer dollars has the goal of supplying access to a free and appropriate education for all.  This means that the public school system is required to accept every student regardless of ability to pay, handicap or any other limitation.  Vouchers used to transfer taxpayer funding to charter or other private schools may find students turned away for any number of reasons.  Unlike public schools their finances are not transparent so the uses of the funds are not known.
Dr. Glenn’s administration is all about choice for parents and students and next year parents can choose where their children go to school.  Just because they live in the Marvin district does not mean the child has to go to school there.  He or she may choose Felty or any of the other schools.  This is a big change to increase satisfaction in the school experience.  Teachers in the Waxahachie system with none to thirty years experience are the highest paid in Ellis County, a good sign for maintaining a quality staff.
The science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) is being spread down to the grade school levels.  Dual language is being expanded and by fifth grade students choosing it will be fluent in English and Spanish.
Rotarian Mr. Melick described the new high school which is about half completed.  The site will be about 480,000 square feet or eleven acres. Many areas are expanded for higher quality experiences.
For 2018 changes include the new high school, Global High movement to the 9th Grade Academy building, the current high school becoming Bessie Coleman Junior High, Wilemon Elementary moving to the present Global Building.relocation of offices, anda  full day Pre-K.
To become involved in WISD programs such as Dear Day and many other programs contact Community Relations officer Melissa Cobb at mcobb@wisd.org .
For more information about the Rotary Club of Waxahachie where we believe in Service Above Self and doing things as a club we cannot do alone, visit the club web site at www.waxahachierotary.org .  You can find American flag subscription forms there.  Cow Creek Country Classic bike ride information will be there soon.  The bike ride will be Saturday, June 24.
 
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