A Word about Charter Schools

A Word about Charter Schools

Many people are misled about the charter schools in the valley.  They are operated with taxpayer funds out of the Clark County School District budget.  But, unlike the public schools, they are not closely answerable to any outside board.  They can use the funds in any way they wish.  Often charter schools are run by large corporations, so there is a slice taken off the top for profits in a profit-driven, cost-cutting environment.  Many charters experience high levels of turn-over, both in the administrative offices and in the classrooms due to these pressures.  Some of our member families have migrated to no less than three charter schools in the course of their children’s elementary education, having discovered the interests of their children are not a high priority in these profit-driven charter schools.

But the most important aspect when it comes to choosing between Green Valley Lutheran Kindergarten and a charter school is that charter schools do not teach about Jesus Christ.  We do, with daily chapel and daily Bible lessons in the classrooms.  Yes, there is a charge for kindergarten at Green Valley Lutheran, a charge that your budget has met for the previous years when they were in preschool.  Our called teachers are worthy of their modest salary and the children deserve a building in good upkeep.  But isn’t your child’s spiritual well-being is worth it?  They will be able to continue for another year daily following in the footsteps of Jesus.  No charter or public school can offer that.

Do not lightly pass up Christian education for a lie.

And, yes, we have openings in our wonderful Mrs. Heiny’s Kindergarten.  You are welcomed today to go upstairs and peek into what she is preparing for her students.