To the editor: Open enrollment a positive for kids, Wrenshall schools
To the Editor: As parents of a Wrenshall Wren (previously two Wrens, one graduated) who live in a neighboring district, we wanted to share our experience with choosing to open enroll our children. Our daughter was in eighth grade and our son a fo...
To the Editor:
As parents of a Wrenshall Wren (previously two Wrens, one graduated) who live in a neighboring district, we wanted to share our experience with choosing to open enroll our children. Our daughter was in eighth grade and our son a fourth-grader when we decided to enroll them at Wrenshall. From the beginning both kids felt at home and welcomed. We've been to many of the kids' activities, games, concerts, programs, etc, and have always found the community/parents and staff to be friendly, helpful and involved. We're glad we made the decision and we've recommended other parents look into Wrenshall too.
Passing the referendum will only make the decision easier for more to open enroll. Upgrades, repairs, safety fixes, better communication and technology are
never a bad thing. Our feeling is that Wrenshall will only continue to grow. We see what's happening with the school our kids previously attended, and we see how Wrenshall is, and passing this will only benefit all involved. We don't feel that any of the improvements are in anyway frivolous or unnecessary.
A lot of talk has gone on recently about the open enrollment families. While we don't pay with our property taxes, there is state funding that comes with each of our children. One child brings over $8,000 each year into the school district.
We know that a vast majority of the Wrenshall community are fully aware of the importance of open enrollment, as the school would not be open without it. Those are facts. This is not about who should have more priority, or district-versus-non-district. It's about Wrenshall Wrens. They're not divided.
We may not be fully aware of ALL the conditions, on a first-hand basis
(lockers, equipment, supplies, areas we as parents don't really come in
contact with), but we hear about them from our children and we do know the
kids have this tremendous pride in their school.
Whenever we're asked about how our kids do at Wrenshall, we have nothing but positives to say. However, the facilities and programs need to grow with the increase of students. It's very likely with the added programs and building improvements that even more parents will choose to open enroll to Wrenshall. It's a vote we wish we had a say in. An absolute yes!
Lori and Rich Wimmer