Archive for Thursday, February 9, 2006

Wallula Christian School to cut back

February 9, 2006

Wallula Christian School plans to scale back next year.

The school, 23785 139th St., currently includes preschool through fifth grade. Next year, however, the school will offer only preschool, said the Rev. Lance Coffman, pastor of Wallula Christian Church .

About 70 students attend the school, 35 of them in kindergarten through fifth grade. There are four teachers, an aide and part-time music and physical education teachers of the kindergarten through fifth-grade students.

Parents whose children attend the school were notified of the decision at a meeting on Tuesday, and a letter was sent to congregation members on Wednesday, Coffman said. Classes this year will not be affected by the changes, he said.

The decision to shut down the elementary grades was made by the elders at Wallula Christian Church, Coffman said.

Check the Feb. 16 edition of The Current for more on this story.

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