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Schools to conduct Veterans programs

Monday, November 9, 2009

Schools within the Clay Community School Corporation are preparing for special Veterans Day programs on Nov. 11. The following is a list of times and locations provided to The Brazil Times:

* Clay City Elementary -- the program begins at 9 a.m., visitors are encouraged to sign in at the office,

*Jackson Township Elementary -- family members of students who are veterans attending are asked to sign in at the office, program begins at 1:15 p.m., and

* Staunton Elementary -- the program featuring the Jackson Township Community Band begins at 1:30 p.m., which will take place in the gym. Visitors are encouraged to sign in at the office.

Van Buren Elementary elected not to have a Veterans Day program this year because of construction. However, students will be doing projects in class.

Phone calls to East Side Elementary, Forest Park Elementary and Meridian Elementary were not returned.

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What I'd like to know is why are the kids in school on Veterans Day, most of the surrounding counties aren't. These kids should be out so they can attend some of the other Veteran's Day events in the area and learn about the men and women who fought for their freedom.

-- Posted by Localguy1972 on Tue, Nov 10, 2009, at 5:52 AM

Localguy1972, I think you should maybe ask the central office. To my understanding the teachers association voted on the calendar then the school board approves it. That is what I found out. I agree with you the kids should be out to attend local events because not all of the schools have the facility to conduct a program. Thank heavens they are renovating the elementary schools, finally.

-- Posted by kibbemi on Tue, Nov 10, 2009, at 11:45 AM

Staunton is doing major construction and I am glad to see that they are still having an organzied program for their students.

-- Posted by snoop2 on Tue, Nov 10, 2009, at 5:59 PM

The school corporation and the teachers association agree upon a calendar. The teachers are polled for their choices, but the school corporation sets the calendar. Once it is set, it becomes a part of the teacher contract.

As far as the kids being out of school....my opinion is that it's better for kids to be in school and observing/participating in a Veterans' Day program, than being out of school to do whatever they so choose. If they are out of school and do not have transportation to the Court House for a program, etc., then what observance of Veterans' Day do they have? If the schools do not have the facility for a program, then at least the teachers can use time during the day to educate the students about the meaning of the day. God bless our vets!!

-- Posted by Bigpappy on Tue, Nov 10, 2009, at 8:37 PM

I hate to say it but you know most of the kids would be at home playing all day and do nothing for veterans day. At least with them being at school they are in programs there.

-- Posted by NewRelease24 on Wed, Nov 11, 2009, at 1:44 PM

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