With very little notice or publicity, the Stonington Board of Education has scheduled the following meeting. Please come if you can. We have already lost the Chinese program, which was a key differentiator for the Stonington Public School system, while other regional towns have added it. Let's not lose our looping programs as well!
Here is the Board of Ed's announcement:
All interested parents and community members are invited to a meeting focusing on the middle school looping programs such as Crickets and Pfish. The meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20 at Stonington High School.
These popular programs are currently being examined by administrators because of the state’s new curriculum and assessment standards, which will go into effect next year. These standards require grade level instruction and assessment, while the looping programs are multi-age.
The purpose of Wednesday’s meeting is to gather information and comments from parents, students and community members. No decision regarding the programs has been made, nor will one be made at this meeting.
Those who cannot attend Wednesday’s session also are welcome to provide input.