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|Roseville Committee Outlines Christian School Plans
|Yes it's feasible, yes there's a location, and yes it will be open in the fall.
That's essentially what a committee told a small group of Roseville residents Thursday night about their efforts into researching the opening of a private school in the community, now that the Monmouth-Roseville School District has opted to close Roseville Elementary School next month due to a budget crisis.
The committee says they will open up Roseville Community Christian School this fall, and they'll use the Roseville Christian Church to do it.
Feasibility committee member Paul Peterson says tuition might seem expensive -- roughly between $3,000 and $3,500 depending on enrollment, plus another $250 for books, but that's where parents come in.
"In order to keep costs down...we were planning on help from the parents," Peterson said. "That's what's really going to make a difference. If we're willing to put forth the extra effort and time, we can help drive the costs down. For an example...cleaning -- janitorial work. Unless we want to have a full-time janitor, which is another expense which is really going to drive up costs, on a Friday night, we will have a schedule. And whoever (volunteer) is scheduled to work, is going to have to come in (to make the church clean enough for church on Sunday)."
The school is looking into having numerous fundraisers as ways to keep administrative costs and tuition down as well, and Peterson says they've already received computers and others things needed for start-up.
Enrollment will need to be at least 10 students to start, applications for teachers will be taken starting in June, and a school board comprised of both community members and ministers will be formed, starting to meet within weeks.
(Paul Peterson, a member of the Roseville Community Christian School feasibility committee, speaks Thursday night at the Roseville Chiristian Church, while committee members watch. WGIL News Story and Photo by Will Stevenson .)
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