The Ombudsman program is administered by teachers from outside the school district.
needing alternative education will be placed into a 3-hour proficiency based
learning class for their core requirements, which will be housed in the
program is focused around a software that helps gauge a students progress. A new form of education that not everyone thinks
is the best fit for
"I know we have to do something differently, because what were doing isn't working," said District 205 board member Laura Powers. "I'm not convinced that this is the solution. I am greatly concerned with how we measure the success of this program."
district leaders think it is the right way to go if
have a demand for the service and we have kids that need a different approach,"
said assistant superintendent Matt Vosberg. "This is a model that's been successful in the
The district can get out of its contract with Ombudsman after one year if the program does not meet the goal of increasing the graduation rate.