I’ve heard from several parents this morning who read an inaccurate article in today’s State-Journal. The article states that a parent flashed a hand gun at the Early Learning Village earlier this month. That is simply not true.
The incident reported by the State-Journal did NOT occur at the Early Learning Village, nor did it occur at any other Franklin County Public School. We understand the State-Journal received inaccurate information, but have asked them to correct the story.
I want to assure every ELV parent that if such an incident had in fact occurred at our school, we would have notified you immediately. We are committed to the safety of each of our students and recognize the importance of keeping parents informed of any issue related to your child’s safety.
The article also incorrectly states that the Franklin County Public Schools charge a fee of $5 if a parent is not home to receive a child off the school bus. That is not true: We do not charge any fee in that situation.
I hope this clarifies the situation and addresses your concerns. Of course, please feel free to contact me directly if I can answer any questions.
Our entire staff appreciates the privilege of working with your child.
Larry Murphy, ELV Principal