USD 379 Board Discusses Community Center, Credit Recovery, Others At February Meeting

By Quinn O’Hara

On February 12, USD 379 met for their regular Board Meeting.

The meeting began with several Board Members recognizing and thanking District workers at the USD 379 Bus Barn for their hard work in the recent winter storms.

Greg Ferguson, CCCHS’ Assistant Principal, led discussion on USD 379’s course credit recovery program. He says the program has been successful.

Jaclyn Pfizenmaier, USD 379’s Curriculum & Instruction Director, reported on 3 grants the District is applying for. This includes a grant to help fund professional development and equipment needs and a 21st Century Learning Grant to fund an after-school program at CCCMS.

The board also discussed the preliminary results of their Employability Skills survey, which was meant to discover Clay County employer’s most desired traits of young workers fresh out of High School. Strong communication skills was one of the most mentioned topics during the surveyors interviews.

Lastly, the Board unanimously voted to table discussion of expressing their intent to participate in the future Clay Center Community Center until their March Meeting in order to allow for current questions to be answered.

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