Published on Wednesday, 30 November -0001 00:00
Dear Kimball Community,
You may or may not know that 96 students are currently open-enrolled in the Kimball School District. This means that the parents of those children choose to go to the Kimball School District for their education instead of the school district they live in. My husband and I made this decision for our children because we wanted a school with a safe and healthy learning environment, enough textbooks and materials for every student, and a chance to be the best they can be in sports.
Kimball fit these expectations for us, and we know many people who attended Kimball and have great jobs today. Smaller class sizes than the district we live in was also a factor Ð if our children needed help we knew there would be a better chance for one-on-one services. We also like the fact that everyone knows everyone so we feel it is easier to know who our children are friends with and to get to know their families. We know if our children do something wrong, one way or another, we will hear about it. Kimball schools welcome parents to come peek in on their children at school which was very helpful when we did have a struggling child. We have heard about all the college classes available to our children when they reach high school. We have heard how supportive Kimball is of the post-secondary option which we feel very strongly about. All these jumpstarts to a good college career make us happy.
We know that Kimball prides itself in giving every student, no matter their challenges, a chance to play in sports. They offer many camps and trainings to become a better athlete. Our children are complimented by coaches and others on how they are doing. It is wonderful to know that our children will be able to gain teamwork skills and confidence through full participation in the activities they choose to be a part of.
The opportunities available to our children are much richer and varied than they would be in the district we live in. Our children can't wait to go back to school in the fall to re-connect with old teachers and connect with new ones. They also can't wait for their activities to start up because they know they will be valued members of the team. We are thankful for all of the opportunities for our children.
In closing, Kimball has a wonderful school system. I would recommend the Kimball School District to anyone. I hope all of the residents of the Kimball Community see what a good value there is in our school system and how tragic it would be to jeopardize it. I hope the community will fight to preserve these opportunities and even to expand them. Kimball has schools worth fighting for and investing in. My family is thankful for Kimball Public Schools. Thank you for your time.