Canaan Academy to begin marketing strategy
Friday, February 15, 2013 10:00 AM
The Canaan Community Academy will unveil a marketing campaign before open enrollment begins for the next school year.
Mike Moseng, the Academy's chief operations officer, told the school board Thursday night that the campaign would include print, radio and television advertising, and would educate the community about what the school can offer.
The Academy had 94 students in September, and projected being able to handle about 120 students.
"We're working on educating parents about parent choice. Indiana now has parent choice ... and not all parents are aware of that," Moseng said.
"We want to make sure the community knows we have very happy parents and very happy students."
Also at the meeting, Christman Equipment Contracting was awarded a contract for replacement of an on-site wastewater treatment system.
Peter Ellis, the civil engineer that oversaw the bidding process recommended that the board accept the $47,817 bid.
A start date on the project had not been determined.
In other business:
Movie night will be hosted Friday, Feb. 22.
Jump Rope for Heart, a fundraising event that promotes physical activity, heart-healthy living and community service to children, was hosted at the school Tuesday. More than $1,500 was raised by the school.
On May 7 at 7 p.m. the primary students will present a musical at the school, open to community members. Intermediate students will also have a musical on May 14 at 7 p.m.
The school board added a new segment to the monthly agenda called "Teacher Presentations," where the board invites one teacher from the school to share information from the classroom. Lauren Davee was the inaugural presenter. Davee is a kindergarten teacher who showed some of the art her students made for Valentine's Day.
The next board meeting will be at 7 p.m. on March 14.