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COLUMBIA CITY â€” Whitley County Consolidated Schools Board of School Trustees (WCCS) approved an agreement with a marketing company Monday.
Big Idea Company will partner with the district to provide professional services for community outreach and communication. The agreement passed by a 7-0 vote.
WCCS hopes the company can be a positive influence for the district in this period of educational choice.
â€śIt is key to do this to entice students from other areas,â€ť said board member Brooks Langeloh. â€śWith the voucher system, we could wake up tomorrow with all of our students gone. When the students leave, the money leaves.â€ť
WCCS Superintendent Pat Oâ€™Connor was in favor of the agreement not from a competition standpoint, but from looking at the positives of the district.
â€śI donâ€™t support the idea of competition among students,â€ť she said. â€śStudents should all be winners and should all go to quality schools. People can vote with their feet and they do have a choice. I want them to choose our district.â€ť
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