Jefferson Community School invites public to ‘Dream School’

Kirk Boxleitner kboxleitner@ptleader.com
Posted 4/17/18

The Jefferson Community School has made progress toward a new future, after the Feb. 28 meeting during which its administration decided to sell its building.

Nat Jacob, JCS board chair, reported …

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Jefferson Community School invites public to ‘Dream School’

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The Jefferson Community School has made progress toward a new future, after the Feb. 28 meeting during which its administration decided to sell its building.

Nat Jacob, JCS board chair, reported Corrine Gregory has joined the board as its newest member. She is the parent of a junior at the school and is also “an accomplished auctioneer, fundraiser and entrepreneur,” in Jacob’s words.

“Already, Corinne’s presence has reinvigorated the JCS board with a great energy and concrete and achievable ideas, as well as donation of her time and resources to addressing our marketing and enrollment goals,” Jacob said.

To that end, JCS is hosting a workshop for parents, students, faculty and other interested community members April 23, to accept input and collaboratively shape the school’s model for its next year and beyond.

The workshop is slated to include a presentation on a new version of JCS programs and pricing, and parents of community students of all ages are encouraged to attend the “Dream School” workshop from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at JCS, 280 Quincy St.

“The theme of our community outreach campaign is ‘Why JCS?’” Jacob said. “It’s designed to engage the broader community about the benefits of having an independent and experiential education option in Jefferson County.”

When it comes to fundraising, Jacob reported JCS received several donations and loans since the Feb. 28 meeting, but the school remains short of its current goal of $20,000.

Those interested in making a donation or loan to the school can contact Charley Kanieski, JCS board treasurer, at

charley@ourbusinessguide.com.

In anticipation of a sale of the current JCS building, its staff is working on plans to relocate the school.

“Already, there have been discussions with a number of local organizations, including the Fort Worden Public Development Authority,” Jacob said. “Regardless of the precise shape of our new school model, JCS continues its commitment to reducing barriers for families of students in our community who cannot otherwise afford an independent education.”

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