If they are cutting classes presumably one or more positions would be eliminated and staff changes have to go through the board.<quoted text>
Industrial Arts classes and Social Studies electives were also included in the HS Course of Study that was approved by the BOE that evening. If a decision was made after that time to then drop those classes from the Course of Study, wouldn't those changes then have to be approved by the BOE? Dr. Malone would not be able to make those decisions himself without BOE approval, would he? I don't see anything on the upcoming agenda regarding this topic.
I would like to see the ESC doc so if it could be posted or linked to I would appreciate it. I have a hard time believing they would recommend the course of action that apparently is taking place. Taking out a whole line of classes and replacing them with what?Nothing?? I don't understand how that is any better, even if it is history of film etc. If changes need to be made then change them over a year or two... adapt classes, whatever.
And I have to be honest, I have a cousin that teaches Industrial arts up in NW Ohio so I am a bit biased in all this. Just this Christmas I we talked about the subject and it angers him that schools go away from this. He has taught all Project Lead the Way classes for the last few years. He gets all kinds of support from companies that want to get kids into engineering fields. Every year his kids solve a real problem for some local company. The company pitches it to the kids and the kids build prototypes in groups to solve the problem. If any place should have this it's Springboro. I was impressed looking at that website of theirs I posted yesterday...I can't believe getting rid of all these classes wholesale is the way to go.