A year in transition for students - alternative options at Mason County Central... LDN

SCOTTVILLE — Many students who attended Journey Junior/Senior High School have returned to their home districts for the 2015/2016 school year, after the alternative education school closed in June of 2015.

 

“They are making a nice transition,” said Mason County Central Schools (MCC) Superintendent Jeff Mount. “(The move was) at no fault of their own — this was thrust upon them.”

 

The building they were in was no longer usable as a school as it was not up to standards.

To accommodate those incoming students, MCC created an alternative education classroom. “We’re running at capacity,” said Mount. “We can’t get much bigger.”

 

The class is comprised of 29 students in grades 7th through 12th. Approximately 60 percent of those students came from Journey, while others were referred from traditional classes.

 

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Gateway to Success Superintendent Jamie Bandstra will give the Mason County Central Board of Education an update on progress of the new charter school being built on North Scottville Road.  Plans are to have it open and ready for students at the start of the 2016-17 school year.

 

The board of ed meets at 7 p.m. in the high school library (6:45 p.m. for an organizational meeting.)

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