LISD Moves Forward With All Girls School - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

9/13/07

LISD Moves Forward With All Girls School

Single sex education is one step closer to coming to Lubbock. Thursday morning, the Lubbock Independent School Board approved a proposal for an all girls public school.

Both male and female middle school students are rushing to class at Hutchinson Middle School.  But come the Fall of 2008 LISD hopes to have a middle school just for girls.

Gordon Wilkerson, LISD Board of Trustees President, says, "...achieves participation from not only the kids but also their family members and support systems focuses on leadership, wellness, and on math, science and technology."

"As a parent I would feel ok yea, if she goes to a girl's school and you think it's safe, it's nice, she's able to concentrate on her studies and not trying to impress the boys," said middle school parent Debjani Tripathy.

However, not all agree.

Middle School parent Monquie Murry said, "A gender-mixed school allows them to prepare themselves for the world because working in society. You have to be able to work with both male and female."

The Foundation for the Education of Young Women will be providing LISD with a $1 million grant over a four-year period to start the all girls public school.

"Those monies will be primarily for non-brick and mortar type of expenses, but primarily for staffing," Wilkerson said.

Superintendent Wayne Havens said, "It is used on students to expand the opportunities they have, such as it will enable us to send these students to university to get leadership training in the summer."

For one Hutchison 6th grader this sounds tempting.

"I don't really like just the same thing all the time. And I would like to have higher level stuff," said sixth grader Rachel Smith.

The all girls school with start out with 6th and 7th graders and increase as the students advance. The superintendent says 80 percent of the school will be of low-income students.

Havens said, "The objective is to make sure every student that graduates from the school, when we have the 12th grade, will have a scholarship to some college or university."

Still 7th grader Keasia Bougs says she's not sold.

"I like the gender diversity, so I wouldn't want to go," Bougs said.

Superintendent Wayne Havens tells NewsChannel 11 students will be admitted by application but the admissions process is still being worked out. At this time, LISD is looking to house the school on the Texas Tech campus.

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