Charter school flies the flag

Letter to the editor

Posted: Thursday, April 08, 2004

The Juneau Community Charter School supports displaying the American flag in public schools. Our flag flies in each classroom at the school, the school office and entry way. In fact, with 60 students and five flags, we probably have the highest flag-student ratio in Juneau.

I share this fact to clear up any confusion created by Mr. Haralovich's April 6 letter to the editor. In that letter, he stated that he was "expelled" from the school for asking that a flag be hung in his son's classroom. That is not true. The school took necessary action to address other issues.

The charter school actively teaches children the values on which our democracy is based, the rights and responsibilities of citizens, and pride in our nation's achievements. For seven years the school has provided excellent education, as measured by top test scores, creativity and community involvement.

I encourage you to stop by the Charter School to see what we are doing. Parents who are interested in enrolling children are invited to an informational meeting at 5 p.m. on April 27.

Catherine Reardon

Academic Policy Committee member

Juneau Community Charter School



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