Tidioute Charter, school year commences

Tidioute Community Charter School is up and running.

Thursday marked the second day of school.

“We opened with 305 students K4-12,” Chief Educational Officer Dr. Doug Allen said. “We experienced no problems. All vans and buses were on time.”

Allen said the school currently has students enrolled from the Warren County School District as well as the Forest Area School District and the Titusville Area School District.

“This summer, TCCS worked on some board policy updates, studied ALICE procedures for emergency situations and added new Chromebooks and Smartboards to classrooms,” Allen said. “We will continue to improve our character development of students by emphasizing no bullying in all grades. Preventing cyberbullying and developing strong resiliency in students to build their self confidence remains a priority at TCCS.”

Allen said that there are currently 33 students on a wait list for admittance to TCCS.

“Enrolling in TCCS is regulated by Pa. Charter School Law,” he said. “Basically, it works as a first come – first served system with some regulation. Typically our classes are filled each March for the following school year as March is our enrollment month. We anticipate more openings in grades 6-12 than will become available in lower grades as the year unfolds.”