For the first time in years, Wapakoneta City Schools will be offering a free summer school program for students at the elementary and middle school levels who are looking to improve their math and reading skills.
The district has previously offered summer school for high school students who need to make up classes or pass a state assessment like the Ohio Graduation Test (OGT), but a recent redistribution of funds has allowed the program to extend to all grade levels, beginning with kindergarten up through 12th grade.
Wapakoneta City Schools Superintendent Keith Horner said certain students have been invited to attend the program based on their test scores and performance in the classroom, and he encourages parents to allow their kids to take advantage of the opportunity to catch up, or simply improve their skills.
“We’re inviting kids to come who might need a little extra help or a little boost that may do them good,” Horner said. “It’s like anything in that if you want to get good at something, you have to put in the time. Hopefully our parents are supportive of that and will take advantage of these free services.”
For the full story, see the Tuesday, May 13 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.