Schools exclude organizations from classroom
by Alan Reed
Nov 21, 2007 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Trigg County Schools Superintendent Tim McGinnis told The Cadiz Record that a recent policy barring extra-curricular organizations from conducting recruiting and other activities in the classroom had nothing to do with pressure from outside organizations, including the American Civil Liberties Union.

“This is in no way a response to outside forces or any type of monitoring watchdog, but a response to the principals who are monitoring the requests of classroom teachers to protect instructional time,” said McGinnis.

McGinnis said that as a Tier Three school, the district had a responsibility to students and parents to maximize time in the classroom to cover components of core curriculum. He added that organizations with programs concurrent with a classroom lesson predicated by core content requirements, such as the 4H teaching about life cycles, could remain in the classroom.

“We are not pointing out any one organization. There are 10-12 organizations that provide quality programs to children,” said McGinnis. “We are glad to announce their meetings, keep their information in the office and host them at our meet and greet meeting in the fall.”

Read more on the district's decision in the Nov. 21 Cadiz Record.
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