Rapoport Academy opens fourth school; Waco closing schools
By Bill Foster, editor.
Wonder why Rapoport is adding campuses when the Waco schools are closing
some? We asked that question to Dr. Matthew Polk, one of the leaders of
Rapoport. “Guess we have a great product was his answer.”.
A whole bunch of us gathered in the auditorium of the new campus, at 2200
MacArthur Drive near the Hillcrest Medical Center. At one time the building
was a church, and later a day car for seniors. The teachers looked like
students themselves. Just out of their teens. This is an elementary school
so the kids, when they get there next week will fit in the small chairs.
They were a little low for us, but the cookies and milk made up for the
suffering. They have 600 students
Dr. Alexis Newman and Dr. Polk oversee the four campuses. This one really
belongs to Heather Franks, who was under the weather. Shame, because she
would have been really proud of the job we did, crowding everybody on the
Since it was over 100 outside, Gaylene Reed, who set everything up and
invited us, decided we should do the ribbon cutting inside.
Back to the question. They don’t get federal money for the school. They get
money for each student that attends. They had a grant to fix up the place,
and it really looked good for an older building.
Nancy Grayson, founder of the school, was there. Also former mayor Virginia
DuPuy, also a former teacher, was there. Jim Vaughan, president of the
Greater Waco Chamber helped hold the ribbon and thanked everyone for
turning out for the event.
Down the road is the expanded Dean Highland Elementary school.
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