The third in a series of Grade Center meetings was held Wednesday night at Roosevelt Elementary School. There was about 66 in attendance. Principal Anderson said, “Everyone involved has a little anxiety, but we will embrace a possible change together for our kids.”
Parents heard from administration on the possible conversion of elementary schools to grade centers. Parents asked questions on transportation, school start times, and extended day care after school services.
Assistant Superintendent Roe Worbes explained that Altus Public Schools provides an after school extended day care service at the intermediate school and each elementary, with one on site supervisor. “The parents pay an economical monthly fee for overhead and staff,” said Worbes. “Students receive help with homework, eat a snack, and enjoy recreation. The program helps families have ease of mind, and everyone benefits.” Worbes will have a meeting with on site after school supervisors to discuss the possibility of extending services by 15 minutes.
Worbes, and Principal Anderson agreed the questions and concerns asked was proof parents and committee members have the kids best interest at heart.
The final grade center meeting is being held tonight at Will Rogers starting at 6 p.m. The Grade Center Research Committee will then meet. Their final recommendation for a vote will be presented to the school board on Feb. 8.
Reach Mary O. Esparza at 580-482-1221 ext. 2077