Theres a book called Finances for Teens. He is in an environment that is constant, with the same people over and over and Im not. He has declined in friendships, declined in academics. Not necessarily because we want to tell the board what to do, but we want to have morals, Corotezano-Smith added. Superintendent Yager chose not to comment on the reading list. Yager told WANE 15s Briana Brownlee that the change was a team effort from current and former employees. The board unanimously voted to remove close contact quarantine and contact tracing. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. You can never replace the facial contact and the nonverbal communication that occurs in education, Yager said. Corotezano-Smith believes many districts across the nation are sending children out into the world without providing life experience. Its really been my middle child and he has receded. The district provided data showing that 1,823 students were quarantined due to exposure of COVID, but only 63 of those students tested positive. If a student is not with a teacher, even with e-learning, its not the same. Theres books on finance. Instead of having children take a 25 question test in the finance area and check off a box. Yager says NACS believes its decision is best for students, and many parents agreed. The end of the close contact quarantine for NACS begins February 15, 2022. There are too many girls and boys that dont have to be out, that were out due to the former policy, and we followed that to the tee, said NACS Interim Superintendent Steve Yager.
A number of parents at Mondays meeting also spoke about the mandatory reading materials in a 10th grade class at Carroll High School. During public comment, nearly 10 parents spoke out against Maya Angelous I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings. East Allen County Schools is expected to consider a similar move later this month. Parents called for the board to remove the book from the schools reading list because they feel its racist and gives graphic details of molestation and violent rape. Theres a lot of things that could be read that can be applicable and can be applied in everyday life for the youth.. If I dont have to do any of that in my everyday life [you know Im around more people than he is]. Yager said the data showed the change made perfect sense, and that Januarys COVID statistics showed the number of cases have declined and many healthy students were kept home to quarantine. There is a book called The 47 Financial Principals. Superintendent Yager said the district had several discussions with the Allen County Department of Health, who disagrees with the choice. They could read that. But the new policy, we are going to have more boys and girls in school.. 1998 - 2022 Nexstar Media Inc. | All Rights Reserved. Some of the books that were read tonight need to be eliminated. Earlier this month, Southwest Allen County Schools also removed its contact tracing, despite Governor Eric Holcomb recommending the precaution. Theres a book called 1913 and it talks about when our taxes were levied, when the social security taxes came into play and what happened in the year 1913. Get the Android Weather app from Google Play, Seven stunning moments from the Jan. 6 hearing, First crime mystery of the social media age unsolved, FBI: No sign of Jimmy Hoffa under New Jersey bridge, OAN network officially dropped by Verizon, Former NACS superintendent returns to district as interim, Trine U. plans for Fort Wayne campus get OK, The cities where wages are growing fastest, Questions remain around Indiana GOP abortion bill, Senate Dems roll out bill to legalize marijuana, First-time car buyers battle supply, sticker shock, New York Rep. Lee Zeldin attacked at campaign stop, Vera Bradley CEO Robert Wallstrom to retire, Five takeaways from Thursdays Jan. 6 hearing, HIV spike due to increased contact, testing, City Utilities continues efforts to reduce flooding, Jury acquits woman, 74, in husbands killing, Arrest made after police find large amount of weed, Drugs, guns found in Ashley home; 2 arrested, McDonalds menu items you wont find in the US, Watch: Officer saves woman from burning car, Video shows police officer with Batman mask on call, Couple celebrates 100th birthdays, 79th anniversary. FORT WAYNE, Ind. We want to have character and we want to make sure that our children are coming out of here being assets to society, not detriments to society.. He will research into the parents complaints to see if he can come up with a solution. Why do we have to live by two different rules?. Copyright 2022 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. There are a lot of classics out there, Corotezano-Smith said. Theres a lot of economics books. (WANE) During the Northwest Allen County Schools board meeting Monday evening, topics ranged from COVID contact tracing protocols to reading material that is mandatory in a 10th grade class at Carroll High School. I can see there has been some social anxiety and that is not who my child has been or will be in the future, said NACS parent Kristi Corotezano-Smith.
Corotezano-Smith says there are alternative materials.