The face of education in Michigan is quickly changing as the state is allowing more flexibility to school districts to reach a broader range of students. To reflect this flexibility, The Lapeer Community Schools’ long-term strategic planning proposal includes a component that would offer virtual learning opportunities to families who have chosen, for various reasons, to educate their children at home. Two informational meetings will be held next week to introduce the Lapeer Virtual Learning Center (LVLC) concept to these families.
Over the past few months, Superintendent Matt Wandrie has been meeting with parents and leaders in the homeschool community to gauge interest in virtual learning. Robyn Parton, a local homeschooling advocate, has been impressed by the District’s level of engagement.
“I’ve had the privilege to be in on meetings with superintendents from several districts in the area recently, and I can definitively say the LCS administration has done its homework in advance in order to provide a solid outreach to home educators,” Parton said. “It would be well worth parents’ time to come and find out what the District is preparing to offer.”
Attendance at one of these forums is a great opportunity for anyone interested in virtual learning and how it fits into the educational future of the LCS community.
“I have the utmost respect for families that make the choice to educate their children at home,” Wandrie said. “Our goal is to simply empower parents with resources that our District is in a unique position to provide.”
Informational meeting schedule:
–Tuesday, February 28 at 6:30 p.m. in the Annex Building meeting room, next to the historic downtown Lapeer Courthouse
–Wednesday, February 29 at 2:30 p.m. in the DeAngeli Library meeting room, 921 W. Nepessing St. , Lapeer.*
*Please park on the street in order to keep the regular parking lot available to library patrons.