Principal Katie May reported the approval of the social studies waiver in the Sept. 22 Pup Press:
We now have formal permission (the “waiver”) from Schools Superintendent Larry Nyland to blend our General Education and Highly Capable Cohort students for the social studies portion of our day. I want to be sure that everyone has a clear understanding of what will happen.
All of our students will continue to work with the same Districtwide social studies curriculum. In addition, we teach this subject in part to prepare our students to:
- engage in respectful discourse with others who may have different beliefs,
- develop a respect for the values of a diverse and democratic society, and
- safeguard their rights and the rights of others.