Citizens For A Better Norwood

Monday, February 23, 2009

BOE postpones intergenerational school, cancels 2/24 meeting

According to the Enquirer, the Board of Education has decided to delay opening an intergenerational school at Allison Elementary until the fall of 2010. Xavier has been notified, and Supt. Steve Collier said “They're fine with it. They could use more time to put it in place. A lot of their funding is coming through grants and other sources. They haven't had time to line up the funding sources, so it's going to take them a while to get up and started. They didn't think they could have things in place by August 2009.”

Delaying the opening of the school by one year also gives the BOE more time to gather community and staff input, collect information on all of the logistics in making this transition, plus the school district will be able to train teachers in the Montessori method. Xavier will be able to meet with teachers and the community to answer questions about the Montessori approach and share its other plans for the building.

Also, per the NCS website, the Special Meeting scheduled for tomorrow to interview candidates for the vacant board seat has been canceled.