The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA


October 16, 2013

Cyber school success


Those of us lucky enough to be able to use this method should not be criticized or belittled for making what we feel is the best decision for our students. There are many different reasons a family would choose to use an alternative method of education, and it is extremely important that all of those options remain available.

If you don't like cyber school, do not enroll your student in one. My child's enrollment in cyber school affects one student: mine. Cyber schools were created to fill a void for families that are unhappy with the performance of their local districts but are unable to afford or have no access to private schools and challenge the public districts to make their schools better. Continually complaining about how much money is going out of the district as a result of children being enrolled in cyber school, is ridiculous! If Bucknell University complained about tuition going to Susquehanna University because my child chose to attend there, would we see front page articles covering that discrepancy?

Perhaps instead of whining about how much money the district loses to cyber schools each year, the administration should investigate why so many families are choosing to remove their children from the district and utilizing the cyber school option.

Bethany Zechman,


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