Parent Deborah C. took the time to fill us in on her story after she was able to exercise her right to choose an accredited school for her children. Read her story to find out more and please consider support CEAM with a donation today.
My children and I live in Velda City. I have a son who is a junior and attends Francis Howell North. My daughter is a 7th grader and attends Mary E Bryan Middle School in the Francis Howell School District. I chose to send my children to Francis Howell School District. I wanted to give my children the best opportunity to obtain a good education. I wanted them to experience an environment where they could learn and ENJOY it. The experience so far has been great for my son. I see a totally different person. He enjoys school very much and so does my daughter. The staff at Francis Howell is very caring and they want the children to learn. What I have learned is that right off the top, if there are problems with your child learning something, it’s dealt with right away, not just when it’s report card time. I hope that this continues throughout the rest of his school years. My son had already told me that he doesn’t want to go back to his old school, even if they are reaccredited before he graduates.
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