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News Briefs: Charter schools forum at Newport, CovCath open house, Rotary police, fire program

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James C. Wagers, a Lexington businessman and ‘outspoken advocate of public schools,’ is holding a forum on charter schools at the Newport Public Library on October 30.

Wagers believes parents and others need to be better informed about charter schools. He says the forums will explore “pros and cons” about them. He wants all parents to understand their options for their children.

The NKY forum will be at 6 p.m. Oct. 30 in the Presidents Room of the Newport Public Library.

The timing is important, Wagers said, since prominent charter school advocated now lead Kentucky’s public schools, including Commissioner of Education Wayne Lewis, and legislation was passed in 2017 that allowed charter schools for the first time. No permanent funding mechanism for charter schools has been established.

Wagers will moderate the program. He held forums already in Lexington and plans to hold them in Louisville as well. The program will include guest speakers and the public will be able to ask questions.

Call 859.492.1523 with any questions and for more information.

Cov Cath Open House

Covington Catholic High School will hold annual Open House will be held Sunday, November 4, from 1-4 p.m.

The open house is a great opportunity for prospective students and families to learn more Covington Catholic.

Throughout the afternoon, current CovCath students will lead tours of the school and expanding campus. Meet teachers and administrators, learn about extracurricular clubs and athletic teams, and see student work on display (including visual art, vocal music, band, computer design, and robotics).

All 7th and 8th graders who attend will be entered into two big door prize drawings. 7th and 8th graders that attend between 1-2:30 p.m. will be eligible for the first drawing and those who sign in between 2:31-4 p.m. will be eligible for the second drawing. Both drawings include 2 winners: $500 tuition credit and $250 tuition credit; four winners in all.

Covington Catholic High School is a 2016 Blue Ribbon of Excellence award-winning, all-male college preparatory high school located in Park Hills, Kentucky, and operates within the Catholic Diocese of Covington.

Covington Rotary recognize policemen and firefighters

The Covington Rotary Club will recognize the Covington Police and Fire Departments in a special meeting on Tuesday, October 30 at the Radisson Hotel.

The meeting starts with lunch at 12:15, immediately followed by the program. 

Police Officer Brian Powers, Fire Captain Joseph Brown, and Firefighter Jeffrey Sanzere will receive special recognition during the program in celebration of their extraordinary service to the residents of Covington.

For more information, contact Florence Tandy at florencetandy@gmail.com.


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