Included in the $10.6 million bond issue voters will consider on April 1st is more room for Mid-Prairie’s Home School Assistance Program. A 2,600 square foot addition to the Middle School would house the program’s resource library and office space for the teachers that provide support and guidance to the parents homeschooling their children.
Director of the program, Jan Childress, says that with the growth the program has seen in its 17 year lifespan, the space they use at Washington Township Elementary has become too small.
Mid-Prairie’s home school population makes up over 25% of their enrollment. According to a Department of Education analysis, the average is 2.3%. More than half of those home schooled students open enroll from 14 area school districts.