Brandon-Evansville School District adjusts registration for preschool

On Jan. 26, a pre-registration night will be held for school readiness, preschool and head start, followed by online registration the next week.

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EVANSVILLE — The Brandon-Evansville School District is making some adjustments in how parents register their children for preschool.

On Thursday, Jan. 26, a pre-registration night will be held for school readiness, preschool and head start, it was said at the district's regular school board meeting on Monday, Jan. 9.

There will be two pre-registration sessions on Jan. 26, the first at 5:30 p.m. and the second at 6 p.m. During these sessions, parents will be able to learn about programs and registration, and ask questions.

The actual registration will then take place the following Tuesday, Jan. 31, and will be done online beginning at 6 p.m., said Superintendent Louisa Glenetske.

Glenetske also discussed a recent workshop employees of the district attended, which included an exercise about safety.


"We discussed different scenarios and what would happen in different crisis situations, trying to get our staff to put their mind there. 'What would you do if this happened?' … It was a rather emotional experience for some of our staff. It's difficult to think about, but really important for them to think about," Glenetske said.

Changes to the district's crisis management plan were made, as well.

"If there was a major crisis within our district and we would need to have a hub somewhere, (emergency management director) Julie Anderson would come out from Douglas County and she would manage everything that would occur at that point," Glenetske said.

The goal of changing the crisis management plan was to "get on board with everybody else in the county," Glenetske said.

"Prior to this, we had our own language that we understood within our school. … Now we're using more of a universal language, where if we call Douglas County dispatch and say, 'This is happening in our building, our building is on a hold,' they understand what's going on," she said.

"That was a great exercise," Glenetske said.

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