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BOE approves making Coleman an environmental magnet school

BOE approves making Coleman an environmental magnet school

Coleman Middle School exteriorThe Board of Education approved making Coleman Middle School an environmental magnet school starting in the 2023-24 school year. The proposal to make it a magnet was in order to expand the opportunity for choice at the middle school level.

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An environmental magnet theme was proposed for Coleman because of some of the classes and opportunities already in place, including the school’s garden club, students learning about sustainable farming, the school’s beehive, rainwater collection and students helping take care of the school’s  chickens. The school also has a lot of property to allow them to grow their program, including plans to have a small tallgrass prairie area.

Coleman Environmental Magnet Middle School will be a neighborhood magnet, allowing students who live in the school’s attendance boundaries to attend without having to apply. Students who live outside the attendance boundary can apply to attend the magnet through the regular magnet application process.