The Herald Bulletin

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Local Education

August 13, 2013

Anderson Christian starts school with impending move

ANDERSON, Ind. — Anderson Christian School began its school year Monday with the knowledge it will have to move soon from its current location at 2625 Lindberg Road.

The move comes as the Lindberg Road Church of Christ wraps up bankruptcy proceedings; the church leased part of its building to the school. Negotiations with Star Financial Bank is giving the school a few more months but it must relocate in December. And while officials have looked - and are still looking - at several buildings for a new home, they're waiting to hear back on offers made.

That uncertainty became problematic for parents; some of whom began to worry about the school's future, Administrator Tom Snell said.

"Some parents left because of that uncertainty," he said. "The whole financial situation has created some drop in our enrollment, so we've had to make adjustments."

Anderson Christian has about 100 students currently, compared to 170 last year, and Snell said some staff trimming had to be done. But, he added, that when it comes to the quality of an Anderson Christian education, the staff and faculty have "not sacrificed anything."

Parents who stuck with the school did so because they say it's a better learning environment for their children, and that they have faith in Anderson Christian's future.

"I like the school. I like the people," said Phil Eldridge, a parent of two. "The kids are doing a lot better here than they were in public school. They got lost in public school."

Snell said the school does have a higher percentage of voucher students in its second year of accepting them. He attributed that to a combination of advertising and word of mouth.

"It's becoming more widely understood," he said of the voucher system. "People know that we're one of the places accepting them."

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