If you haven’t been a part of the Get-on-the-Bus tours, here is how it works: During the bus ride, participants are given descriptions of the programs they will see at the next stop. Today, folks talked with Superintendent Sandy Lewandowski and District 287 School Board during the bus ride. When it came time for the stops at the programs, the group heard from students who presented their programs, and answered most of the questions.
“I am really impressed with the students who are speaking to our group,” Sandy said as they toured W-ALT.
When they talked with guests, some students reported that “flexibility” has helped them achieve their goals. In contrast, a “structured environment” was credited by other students who really need that environment in order to graduate and go on to college. Going to the University of Minnesota was a goal mentioned by several students.
“I believe these students have found the right fit for their chosen education setting,” Sandy said. “These students are taking ownership in their work, and their futures.”
Additional information has been requested by several on the bus including: blending online curriculum with classroom instruction; how to eliminate the transportation barrier; attendance; and funding.
Plans are already in the works for another Get-on-the-Bus event that will include guests from outside of our district. Collapse this story