Pizza & PLB: A Community Discussion About Project-Based Learning Wednesday, January 9th, 6-8pm LE Phillips Memorial Public Library *Free Childcare Provided*
You are invited for dinner and discussion about project-based learning (or “PBL”) and other innovative education opportunities on the horizon in the Chippewa Valley. Learn about PBL, get updates on local proposals for alternative education offerings, share your ideas, and see how you can get involved.
Please register here to allow us to plan the dinner order and arrange for enough caregivers for our younger guests.
Mondovi School Board Meeting Wednesday, November 28th, 6:30pm Middle/High School IMC, 337 N. Jackson St.
Come show your support for innovative education at November's school board meeting. The board will be considering a proposal to develop a project-based, outdoor-focused public charter school at the site of the former Anthony School.
School Board Meeting Monday, February 19th, 7-9pm ECASD Administration Building, 500 Main Street
INDE & Little Red Nature Campus will be a committee report during this school board meeting. The public is welcome to attend and provide comments during that public comment portion of the meeting. The agenda can be found here just prior to the meeting. School Board Meeting Monday, January 8th, 7-9pm ECASD Administration Building, 500 Main Street
INDE & Little Red Nature Campus is on the school board's agenda for Jan. 8th. The board, which heard our presentation on Dec. 18, will be voting whether or not to approve INDE to take the next steps to develop the LRNC proposal. Specifically, INDE has requested their approval to go out in the community and build partnerships with people and organizations, continue program development with the help of 40 hours of district teacher time, continue to work on estimating building renovation and other start up costs, and investigate potential funding sources. This work will be done in anticipation of applying for a federal charter grant that could provide up to $900,000 for planning and implementation of the charter school. The public is welcome to attend and provide comments during that public comment portion of the meeting.
School Board Meeting Monday, December 18th, 7-9pm ECASD Administration Building, 500 Main Street
We invite supporters to join us at the ECASD Board of Education meeting Monday evening at 7pm. INDE will present its proposal to the school board and ask its endorsement to further develop the project. We hope to receive the board’s support to do community outreach, do additional work on initial program development and budgeting, research fundraising, and prepare to apply for a federal grant (up to $900,000 for planning and implementation). There will be an opportunity for the public to provide input during the meeting. Come and show that our community values charter schools, innovative education, and more public options for students in the ECASD.