Presentations on academy concept win new fans for change in schools

David Luther, director of school-community relations, and Myron Graber, director of secondary education, discuss options with students and parents at an open house public forum held at Jefferson City High School.

David Luther, director of school-community relations, and Myron Graber, director of secondary education, discuss options with students and parents at an open house public forum held at Jefferson City High School. Photo by Deborah Cote.

Indra May loves art — painting, drawing, sculpting — all of it. The Cedar Hill Elementary School fourth-grader aspires to one day be an art teacher.

Attending her second public meeting with her parents, Steve and Lisa May, Indra said she was excited about the “academies” concept, an integral part of all three options proposed by the 40-member Secondary Schools Study Committee.

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The committee was appointed in October 2009 by Jefferson City Public Schools Superintendent Brian Mitchell to consider what changes the district should make to improve the ....

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