Parents Opposed to Multi Age Classroom at Winkler Elementary sign now

We, the undersigned, are strongly opposed to the proposal to have multi-aged classrooms at Winkler Elementary School. We feel that there are no benefits to our students and the only benefits appear to be monetary.

Based on discussions to this point, there has been no indication of formal long term training prior to the implementation of this program. Studies have shown that in order to implement a successful multi age classroom, extensive training is needed, as well as a change in standards of testing, textbooks, and teaching philosophies.

Additionally, there is no indication of additional support staff allocated to these classrooms. Success in a multi age classroom is shown to be most effective with a team teaching approach. Based on current discussions and staffing concerns, this seems to be unlikely.

There has been very little communication from administration on this matter. We are also very dissatisfied with this aspect of the proposal.

While in some cases the class sizes may be smaller in a multi age classroom, we feel that the educational and social needs of our children will suffer. This is not in the best interests of our children. Multi aged classrooms are available elsewhere in the Burlington Area School District in the form of a Montessori Classroom, but we, the undersigned, have chosen Winkler Elementary based on a traditional classroom setting, and oppose this change.

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    By joning the classes it is unfair to the children who may struggle. All kids deserve a fair chance and a proper education!! Perhaps if the school board stopped putting money in places it is not needed then perhaps the young children of our furture would
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  • 17 December 201126. Lorie S
    Who is leading these young and impressionable minds, the tender minds of our future, down this quantum reverse leap of faith. Little House on the Prairie was a dear show with great values and wholesome intent; as I peer at the date on my calendar, in the
  • 20 November 201025. Kevin B
    As a a parent of a Winkler student, I was happy to send my son to a smaller school, within the district. If you pass this, all will change. Including my child/children attending Winkler. I will send my son, and incoming two children to another school, per
  • 15 October 201024. Susan K
    I am the aunt of a student that will be in the third grade at Winkler next school year. I am very concerned about the negative impact that multi-aged classrooms would have on these children. What could possibly be the positive side of this in regards to t

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