By JAMES MITCHELL
Sunday Times Newspapers
TAYLOR – Students of Taylor School District’s Titan Alternative High School will head this fall from Westlake Road to Harry S Truman High School.
The board of education voted last month to relocate Titan – Taylor Individualized Teaching as Needed – and allow the district to share state funding for the program.
“It was a title funding issue,” Board President John Reilly said. The board voted 5-1 in favor of the relocation, with board member Debbie Stellini casting the dissenting vote. “We wanted to be able to disburse money to other schools as well.”
About 80 students attended Titan during the 2014-15 school year in a building shared with other school programs. Reilly said the relocation allows the district to save administrative costs and make use of state funding for at-risk students in both high schools and middle schools, as well as to several elementary schools.
Titan students are scheduled to attend morning sessions for basic core subjects and would remain together in classes, with options for elective courses in the afternoon at Truman or the district’s career and technical center.
(James Mitchell can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.)