So we begin a new year and a new decade with a reminder about something that’s been on the radar of some elementary school parents for a few weeks now — rezoning. By now, you certainly know if your child’s school is being rezoned.
If it is, we want to remind you of the 6 p.m. parent meetings being held next week. There’s one on tap for Monday, Jan. 10, in the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Administrative Center School Board meeting room. This one is for parents from schools being rezoned in the greater Naples area.
Then in Immokalee, some students attending Lake Trafford Elementary School are being rezoned. There’s a 6 p.m. Immokalee parent meeting set for Tuesday, Jan. 11, in the Eden Park Elementary School cafeteria.
The rezoning proposal will be in the spotlight at the meetings, and it, along with comments and suggestions received, will be going to the Collier County School Board for a first reading on Jan. 18. Then a final decision is expected on Feb. 15 with zoning changes going into effect in August. Is there something we can help you with? Just send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 377-0180.
And here’s another reminder for parents, this time for those of you with college-bound seniors in high school who might be looking for info about financial aid. There are two important meetings that’ll be held later this month at 7 p.m. on Jan. 24 at Gulf Coast High School, and 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 27 at Lely High School. Then next month, there’s a meeting planned for 6 p.m. on Feb. 8 at Immokalee High School. Federal grants, student loans and scholarships will be talked about, with lots of information available that should help guide you through the process in each case.
The school district is proud to announce that Jenny Godley, a science teacher at Naples High School, and Dr. Janette Bosetin, an Exceptional Student Education (ESE) teacher at Immokalee High School, have just become National Board Certified teachers. They bring to 137 the number of National Board Certified teachers here in Collier County. Next week, we’ll share each teacher’s story in her own words. These two outstanding teachers will explain why they chose the certification route, and tell what this means to them and their students. That’s next Friday here in our weekly Class Notes column.