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Eighth-graders to be admitted to New School

Posted: Friday, May 10th, 2013

WATSONVILLE — The Pajaro Valley Unified School District Board of Trustees Wednesday approved a proposal to admit eighth-grade students to New School Community Day School, which educators say will better prepare struggling students for high school and help kids who are at risk of getting into serious trouble.

“If students are starting to deviate into things that are hurting them in the long run, the sooner we can get to them the better,” Assistant Superintendent of Secondary Instruction Murry Schekman said.

New School principal Victoria Sorensen said that at-risk eighth-graders need the specialized attention provided by the small school.

“They need a small place to get attention and be given some time to mature,” she added. “Anything that will give more services to students and their families is something positive.”

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