We are a public school funded by the state government, so there is no tuition. There will be charges for meals, unless students qualify for the free or reduced-price meals program. There may also be charges for before and after school care.
With six grades, Kindergarten through Fifth, and up to 25 students per grade, we will have a maximum of 150 students in the school. If more than 25 students per class apply for enrollment, we will hold a lottery on March 15 th to determine who is enrolled. Students not selected will be put on a waiting list.
The Marine Village School plans to follow a traditional model blended with 21st century components. This will include:
- Strong fundamental skills
- Integrated Technology
- STEAM lab
- Social emotional learning
- Daily music, physical education and second language
- Fine arts
- Outdoor education
- Community partnerships
- Longer day
The current Founding Board will probably stay in place for the first three years to support the establishment of the school. The School Board meets monthly, more often if needed, and all meetings are posted on our website; all meetings are open to the public. The school will hold an Annual Meeting each spring at which time new members of the Board may be elected by the body. Board terms are three years. School Board membership consists of parents, community members, and teachers.
Parent and community voices are important and always welcome.
The Executive Director, to be hired this spring, will be responsible for the implementation of the Board directives and strategic plans. The Director will also be responsible for hiring staff and assuring the program is delivered with fidelity.
By the time school starts, we hope to have three committees functioning: Academic Excellence Committee, Budget and Finance Committee, and Facilities Committee. These committees will consist of parents, teachers, staff, volunteers and School Board members.
Proposals from the committees will be reviewed and finalized by the School Board of Directors.
We have currently hired a financial management agency to continue to guide us in school finance, as well as two start-up consultants familiar with starting charter schools, so that we are ready to open in the fall.
We will follow the CDC guidelines.