Do not add the Madison Alternative Center to AOIS Rosemont

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Do not add the Madison Alternative Center to AOIS Rosemont

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Frances Williams started this petition to Bayview Elementary Partents and

So I am asking this petition be signed to decline adding The Madison Alternative Center/ Madison Career Center to AOIS Rosemont and Young Scholars @ AOIS Rosemont. I am asking for this petition to be signed until more information is provided for a better understanding of what is being requested of us as a community, a school and as parents. I asking this petition be signed so that the kids that go to Rosemont can still feel safe and secure in their place of learning. I am asking to have this petition signed so Madison can have its own safe and secure space for the program they provide. 

I am the parent of an up and coming 6th grader at AOIS Rosemont here in Norfolk. He went through the application process, had a zoom interview and I had to fill out paperwork by a certain date to make sure his spot was held for him. That being said I am concerned about a decision that is in process of being voted on with little to no information being given to parents of AOIS Rosemont. On August 18, 2021 the Norfolk Public School board is going to vote on whether or not The Madison Alternative Center/ Madison Career Center should be joined with AOIS Rosemont and Young Scholars @ AOIS Rosemont. Information should be sent out to parents on August 8th with ten days for them to assess the information before it goes up for vote on the 18th; I am wondering how long this decision has been up for vote since this is very last minute with school starting in 5 short weeks.

 I do not begrudge any student having a clean, safe and secure place to learn. One of those words are key though, SAFE. The Madison Alternative Center/ Madison Career Center educates middle and high school students with the most serious behavior problems, including some in probation or parole programs as per an article written in 2009 in the Pilot. I do not know what changes where implemented or not from the date of that article but I am concerned for the children that applied to be in AOIS Rosemont. (https://www.pilotonline.com/news/education/article_29f1d917-8e0c-5872-be77-23b4ab5f34e7.html)

As I have been researching Madison I have very little information on the School/ program itself other then reading the brochure https://drive.google.com/file/d/1A7TzttGrFZP91EYg-yyJ49hbo_FP32Lw/view

The programs at Rosemont (Brochures below)  are already rigorous and require students to sign contracts about their behavior and level of academics what will happen if this specialized program is added?

 https://www.npsk12.com/cms/lib/VA02208074/Centricity/ModuleInstance/4211/AOIS%20School%20Brochure%20%20Jan%202021%20Revised.pdf

https://www.npsk12.com/cms/lib/VA02208074/Centricity/ModuleInstance/4211/YS%20Brochure%20Jan2021.pdf

What we need is a safe place for that program itself.

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