New facility aiming to help students graduate opens in metro (Kansas City)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A new service facility aiming to help students graduate opened in the metro Friday.
The Hickman Mills Ombudsman Educational Services Facility opened with a ribbon cutting ceremony.
Ombudsman provides alternative learning programs for middle and high school students who have dropped out or who are at risk of dropping out of school.
“What we’re able to do, as opposed to most school districts in the country, is provide one to 10 people to teacher ratio,” Ralph Thompson, Vice President of Customer and Community Relations, Ombudsman Education Services, said. “And whenever you can get that ratio, it gives you a better opportunity to help students, and we can best meet the students’ individual needs.”
Ombudsman offers a flexible schedule with morning, afternoon and evening sessions.