HOPE – The Hope Public School District is continuing its survey of families in conjunction with the development of a “school of innovation” for grades five through eight.
HPSD Superintendent Bobby Hart said responses have begun to return from the survey which is being offered at www.surveymonkey.com/r/FMCTPZP online.
Copies of the survey will also be available to families of students interested in enrolling their children in the public-service minded “school of innovation” at two community forums Thursday, Feb. 4 at Beryl Henry Elementary School and Yerger Middle School, Hart said.
The Beryl Henry forum is set for 6 p.m. in the BHE cafeteria, and the Yerger forum will be held at 7 p.m. in the YMS cafeteria.
The HPS proposal for the “school of innovation” is a pilot project that will provide for an open-enrollment school in grades 5-7 in the first year and grades 5-8 in the second year of its operation.
The 10-question survey explores attitudes of both parents and their children toward learning and the effectiveness of their current education.
The “school of innovation” concept is the first of two phases in a comprehensive review of the educational model of the Hope Public School District. It is part of a larger initiative being developed by the district based upon input from students, teachers, civic clubs and other district patrons.
Classes in the new school are planned to begin in the Fall, 2016, semester, Hart said.