Cuts in music at Wewahitchka schools draws protest

Published: Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 09:52 AM.

“Shame on whoever is making these formulas that they would deny the poorest of the poor a more well-rounded education,” Gould said. “It is about the children.”


(Declining enrollment in the district has been exacerbated, said Deborah Crosby, director of special services who is retiring next month, by eligible students not in public schools. She said there are 73 home-schooled students in the county and 15 students at the Growing Minds Center for Autism. Those students represent $560,000 to the district.

Board member John Wright said he had spoken to several parents of home-schooled students who said their children just didn’t want to get up early in the morning to attend school.

Of note for this issue, Crosby said, is a home-schooled student can participate in district extracurricular activities, such as band).

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