TUES. NOV. 15: Norwich Charter School Community Welcomes Legislators for Breakfast, School Tour

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Families and students from Integrated Day Charter School in Norwich will welcome legislators to their school for breakfast, a tour of the school, and the chance to hear first-hand testimonials about why school choice is so critically important to families in Connecticut.

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**For Immediate Release: November 14, 2016**
Contact: Kerisha Harris, (203) 907-7238, kharris@necharters.org 

MEDIA ADVISORY FOR TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15: Integrated Day Charter School families, students, and educators to meet with legislators for breakfast and school tour 

Norwich, CT – Families and students from Integrated Day Charter School in Norwich will welcome legislators to their school for breakfast, a tour of the school, and the chance to hear first-hand testimonials about why school choice is so critically important to families in Connecticut.

IDCS is among the first public charter schools to open in Connecticut. Since its inception in 1997, the school has been at full enrollment with a sizable wait list and currently serves 330 students in grades PreK through 8. The school’s project-based curriculum allows children to choose and explore their own educational path. And in 2012, IDCS was honored by the state as a Connecticut Higher Order Thinking (HOT) School. With all its successes, IDCS faces challenges as a charter school, namely in the areas of per-pupil funding and budget cuts that disproportionately impact charter schools.

Tuesday’s event will include opportunities for media to speak with school leaders, students, and families, as well as local and state elected officials, regarding the unique challenges facing Connecticut’s public charter school community. There will also be video and still photo opportunities throughout the school.

WHO: IDCS public charter school community, the Northeast Charter Schools Network staff. Invitees include local elected leaders from the greater Norwich community.

WHAT: Breakfast and remarks with IDCS students, educators and school leaders, legislators and community members

WHERE: Integrated Day Charter School (IDCS) 68 Thermos Ave. Norwich, CT 06360

WHEN: Tuesday, November 15. Breakfast begins at 8 a.m., followed by remarks, Q&A and school tour

About the Northeast Charter Schools Network: The Northeast Charter Schools Network is the membership and advocacy organization for the more than 250 charter schools in New York and Connecticut. Its mission is to support and expand high quality charter schools.

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