Winnfield Primary Principal Speaks On Merging of Two Schools

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WPS Princial Candy Polk and Vice Principal Cory McCartney

With the 2018-19 school year coming to an end, there are some changes that are going to take place this summer. Candy Polk, Principal of Early Childhood Center and Winnfield Primary School, spoke to the Rotary Club on May 22, 2019, along with Vice Principle Cory McCartney. There will be a transition this summer, beginning the next school year, the Early Childhood Center and Winnfield Primary will all be on one campus. The school will be located in the present Winnfield Primary School building. Ms. Polk expressed some of the benefits that will come from this transition, with some of those being, effective supervision, all teachers, students and staff on one campus, saving the parish money and easy on the parents. Grades Pre-K through 4 th grade will be operating as one school. Some of the challenges that were found with having two campuses was trying to be two places at once. Principal Polk asked for the support not only from the parents, but also from the community as a whole. This is a big change and it is a transition that needs to be made smoothly. Another benefit is that no one lost a job; everyone included in this modification kept his or her job. The teacher to student ratio will be around 1-10 or 1-15 depending on the grade level. Between the two schools there will be estimated 560 students, out of 2100 students parish wide.


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