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Parent info night to address school funding, state testing

Alissa Widman Neese • Apr 12, 2014 at 7:40 PM

Managing a school district is a costly, complex business.

Perkins Schools administrators hope to boil it down to the basics at a parent information night Tuesday.

Their goal: provide parents with a crash course on the connections between school funding and student performance.

The presentation is 6:30 p.m. in the Meadowlawn Intermediate School auditorium. It will include giveaway drawings for those who attend, with a grand prize of an iPod, valued at about $230.

Want to go?

•WHAT: Perkins Schools parent information night 

•WHEN: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday 

•WHERE: Meadowlawn Intermediate School, 1313 E. Strub Road, Sandusky

Although the event is geared toward district families, anyone can attend. Topics to be addressed include:

•School funding, both state and local.

•State testing requirements.

•How both intersect to impact student achievement.

District administrators Chris Gasteier, Halley Leffler and Paul Daugherty will lead discussions for about a halfhour and answer questions.

Their overarching theme: Is your child ready for the future?

“We want to show parents that the things we’re doing and dealing with in schools aren’t some abstract concept,” Daugherty said. “They all connect, and they all have a direct effect on their children”

To accommodate families with young children, the district’s parent-teacher organization will provide free on-site child care during the event, including games and refreshments.

After Tuesday’s gathering, the district hopes to host additional “upbeat and informative” public meetings, Daugherty said.

For more information about the parent information night, call 419-625-0484.


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