To: Howard Stephenson, Steve Eliason, Mike Kennedy, Stuart Adams, Lyle Hillyard, Jani Iwamoto, Aaron Osmond, Daniel Thatcher, Steve Urquhart, Joel Briscoe, LaVar Christensen, Bruce Cutler, Becky Edwards, Justin Fawson, Francis Gibson, Brad Last, David Lifferth, Marie Poulson, Kraig Powell, nthurston,
Subject: Charter Schools October 1 Headcount
Date: Wed Feb 11 01:29:02 MST 2015
Dear Senators and Representatives,
It is an honor for me to serve as the Principal of Entheos Academy in Magna Utah. We are a K - 9 Charter School and we emphasize service learning, doing work for authentic audiences, and real world experiences. We are a young school but we are full of amazing students - 520. We serve an important population of students many of which are ELL (English Language Learners) and the majority are free and reduced lunch. This year is our third year of operation.
Please postpone ADM for a year. We are already underfunded compared to the other public schools in the area. There is a reason the district schools have amazing fields of green, huge auditoriums, and music programs to die for...they have more money to spend. A reduction in funding would hurt the process of creating a great education for our students. We love the opportunity for parents to be able to choose education for their children. Personally, I applaud your great efforts to promote the freedoms our founding generation organized.
Best Regards as you continue to represent the people and ensure liberty prevails in Utah!
Dr. Jesse L. Meeks
Entheos Academy - Magna Campus
2606 S. 7200 W.
Magna, UT 84044
(801) 250-5233 (Phone)
(801) 250-5240 (Fax)