This morning, Dianna R. Wentzell, Connecticut's Commissioner of Education, visited Integrated Day Charter School (IDCS) in Norwich.
For Immediate Release: February 10, 2016
TODAY: CT CHARTERS THANK EDUCATION COMMISSIONER FOR VISITING NORWICH CHARTER SCHOOL
Norwich, CT – This morning, Dianna R. Wentzell, Connecticut's Commissioner of Education, visited Integrated Day Charter School (IDCS) in Norwich. IDCS opened in August 1997 by three local teachers who wanted to create an alternative public education option for students in the community.
IDCS is one of a small number of HOT Schools in Connecticut -- they focus on teaching and learning in, about, and through the arts. The school currently serves 330 students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. To learn more about Integrated Day Charter School, visit http://www.idcs.org/.
"It was fantastic to have the Commissioner here today to visit our school, meet our incredible teachers and staff, and spend time with our students," said Anna B. James, director of Integrated Day Charter School. "We look forward to serving the greater Norwich community and its children, in partnership with the state, for many years to come."
"We're honored to have a Commissioner of Education who recognizes that the more than 9,300 students in Connecticut's charter schools are public school students. We're fortunate that she makes it a priority to engage with all types of public schools, whether charter or traditional district schools. IDCS is a great option for Norwich families and today Commissioner Wentzell saw that firsthand," said Jeremiah Grace, Connecticut state director for the Northeast Charter Schools Network (NECSN).
About the Northeast Charter Schools Network: The Northeast Charter Schools Network is the membership and advocacy organization for the more than 250 public charter schools in Connecticut and New York. Its mission is to support and expand high quality charter schools.
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