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Liberty board to discuss possible reinstatement of open enrollment

Published: Mon, February 27, 2012 @ 12:01 a.m.

Staff Report


The board of education will discuss and possibly vote on reinstating open enrollment at its Tuesday meeting.

The school district currently has 81 open- enrollment students who entered the school before it closed open enrollment in the 2010 school year.

Joe Nohra, board of education president, said that it closed down open enrollment because all the student slots were filled.

But now the district has a $700,000 budget shortfall for next year even after the board approved $1.2 million in cuts to staff.

Nohra said the district is surrounded by open-enrollment schools and needs to do something to draw more students.

The district has 134 students attending other public schools through the program, creating a net loss of more than $300,000 in state foundation money when compared with the open-enrollment students it gained.

A school district receives about $5,700 in state foundation money per open-enrollment student.

The meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. in the high-school community room.


1Superstar7(122 comments)posted 4 years, 2 months ago

Dear Liberty School Board,
"Open Enrollment" generated the damage to what WAS a great school system.
Reinstating "open enrollment" is another dose of poison.
This will further guarantee you will NOT pass additional levies.
The current ratings are a fraud. Many know what is being done to artifically boost test scores.
REMOVE THE DISRUPTORS & allow the teachers to teach. You have been ignoring teacher's pleadings-they can't teach effectively because the board REFUSES to deal with severe problems from the "student" disruptors and their uninvolved, uncaring parent/custodian.
Save the schools & NOW do what is in the student's best interest, or quit & let effective, knowledgable board members try & repair the extensive damage.

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2Informant4U(7 comments)posted 4 years, 2 months ago

What else is new? The Liberty BOE continues to cut programs that bring pride to Liberty like the art and music programs, and still make no cuts to the sports in the district (pay to play). Perhaps open enrollment is a way to boost your sports program!?!?! It sure needs it...make cuts to the sports and save the programs which are actual academic classes. Are we surprised? It is obvious where the current BOE president stands.

Open Enrollment is what started this whole mess 8 years ago. The administration refuses to hold a discipline policy and kick people out. The teachers in the district are amazing and have been making these kind of suggestions for years and the BOE or administration NEVER listen.

Why try to reinstate a program that got you into this mess to begin with? I will be taking my son elsewhere and never looking back at Liberty. Listen to your teachers...they are the ones in the trenches doing your dirty work! They have great suggestions and the BOE and administration refuses to take their suggestions!

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3noteworthy2(9 comments)posted 4 years, 2 months ago

The downfall of Liberty continues. Liberty is turning into another Rayen.

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