Parents React to Edison Decision

By: KAKE News
By: KAKE News

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Many Wichita parents want to know what the departure of the Edison project will mean to their children.

On Monday, the school board voted six to one to take control of Dodge Edison and Jardine schools back from the private company. So what does that mean for children's education?

Letters went out on Tuesday to both Dodge Edison and Jardine parents encouraging them to attend transition meetings. The letter says parents will get to choose if they want to transform the school's curriculum or just maintain it.

The school district is confident it will save half of a million dollars with the takeover, but adds that the savings won't limit the kind of curriculum these two schools can offer.

The transition team is supposed to have all the recommendations to the school board by January.

Some parents have already stressed if they can't keep in the schools what Edison has already offered, like an extended school year, home computers, and a top-notch math curriculum, they will leave the district.

The district says it will also consider turning the two schools into magnet schools, which are extremely popular in Wichita.

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