BSISD renews Anderson flexible-hours program

Roger Cline
Staff Writer

Big Spring’s Anderson Accelerated School will continue to have a flexible-hours school day.
BSISD trustees approved the measure at their meeting Tuesday evening.
Anderson Accelerated is an alternative school that provides options for students that have problems working within a traditional school setup, for whatever reason.
“Like we did last year, we have to have a public hearing saying that we’re interested in having an optional flexible school day program, so this is what that is,” Anderson Principal Heidi Wagner told the school board. “To refresh our memory, that is the way that we are able to take in kids that can’t come to school in the traditional hours during the day. We can take kids that have dropped out and want to come back to school and get their education. It provides flexible hours for kids that work, kids that have kids of their own, kids that take care of their parents. So that is what this application is about. We did have four of our kids graduate this year that would have not graduated. So it was exciting!”

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