Our school superintendant announced they are going to convert the Jr. HS's into K-8 schools to save money. First of all, I worry about how they think they can fit MORE students into already overcrowded schools? (Some of the schools to possibly be closed are newly blt. schools!) 2nd- I worry about bullying & discipline w/ the older kids, & the effect it will have on the younger ones. I'd love to hear experiences from parents/kids going thru it, & how it's working out for you.
Asked by mrsmom110 at 7:57 AM on Feb. 2, 2011 inLevel 48 (281,413 Credits)
Answer by cornflakegirl3 at 8:00 AM on Feb. 2, 2011
I went to a K-8 school. I actually find it amusing that there is somewhere that is converting to this. These were a huge trend in our area 25 years ago and now all the school in our area went away from that school model. My school had Kindergarten in one area, 1-3 in another wing, 4-6 in a third wing and 7 and 8 in a fourth wing of the school. They were pretty much separated. The only thing I would be concerned with is the bussing, as it is harder to separate them on a bus.
Answer by layh41407 at 8:05 AM on Feb. 2, 2011
Answer by kitchenwitch78 at 8:51 AM on Feb. 2, 2011
Answer by rkoloms at 3:13 PM on Feb. 2, 2011
Answer by justanotherjen at 11:36 AM on Feb. 3, 2011