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Engel urges school board to approve Advance Program Center at Fern Creek Traditional High School

Thursday May 20, 2004

Media Release
For Immediate Release

For Information Contact:
Jennifer F. Brislin
502.574.4137

Patrick H. Neely
502.574.1351

Louisville Metro Councilman Robin Engel, R-22, will attend the Jefferson County School Board meeting Monday to advocate starting an advanced program at Fern Creek Traditional High School.

Fern Creek is a thriving area, and our residents deserve access to the best possible education,” Engel said. “Fern Creek Traditional High School staff and students should be commended for such high achievements. They consistently exceed the accountability index for CATS testing. Adding an Advance Program Center is crucial to ensuring that education in Fern Creek continues to improve. Families in Fern Creek must have the opportunity to obtain the highest quality of education right here at home.”

Engel will join state Sen. Dan Seum, Rep. Kevin Bratcher, and Fern Creek Traditional High School Principal Tito Castillo in urging the school board to add the center.

According to Superintendent Stephen Daeschner, Fern Creek’s attendance area contains 230 Advance Program students.

“That means 230 students are forced to travel farther distances to schools that have those programs,” Engel said. “They shouldn’t have to choose between going to Fern Creek High School or continuing in the Advance Program.”

The board meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Monday at the VanHoose Education Center at 3332 Newburg Road.

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