Concerning a proposed bond for a new high school in Davis County: As a resident, I am concerned about how the Davis School District spends the money it receives. More importantly, though, as a parent and educator, I am concerned with how quickly students are entering the district and how long it takes for the district to respond.
There is a solution already in the works. I and several other parents and educators are working to open a charter school in Davis County. Tentatively named "Classical Innovations Academy," the school will serve all Davis County and will house approximately 400 students in grades 7-12.
By opening Classical Innovations Academy, we hope to help alleviate some of the crowding in the high schools and junior high schools and to offer a high quality classical education, delivered by mentor-teachers using innovative technology and techniques. I know that 400 seats may not seem like much, but it's the equivalent of a full grade level. That means fewer portables at district schools and, for students who choose to attend Classical Innovations Academy, it means smaller classes and more attention by mentors and administrators.
With the support of the community, we can open Classical Innovations Academy by August 2016 or even 2015, thus providing a quicker solution to some of the district's overcrowding concerns.