BUCKHANNON – A Buckhannon-Upshur community education seminar is set for Tues., March 5 and Fri., March 22, 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Buckhannon Presbyterian Church 13 S. Locust St., located next to Community Bank.
All are welcome for one or both sessions. Education is in the news with a new county school administration, a recently extended levy, a controversial bill in the legislature, a work stoppage of teachers last year and this, a continued low performance rating of our students in spite of a significant financial input. Come and learn more about what is offered in our county and share over a meal with others who are interested.
Presenters scheduled at this time:
Jodie Akers, Mindy Stewart, Jodie Johnson panel discussion of TASC, attendance, learning disabilities, gifted, homebound, and awareness of childhood trauma;
Debra Harrison, John Waltz: post high school education opportunities, advance placement classes;
Barb Tucker: Adolescent health education, tobacco, vaping avoidance and peer pressure diffusion;
Rebecca Call: Vocational technical training;
Debra Harrison: wrap up.
Tammy Samples: Board of education perspectives on education 1st;
Bret Kimble: Charter schools, pro and con;
Craig Presar and Natasha Harris: WVU Extension, 4-H and CEO’s;
Sara Stankus: overview of symposium. Where do we go now?
A covered dish dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. with drinks and table service provided. Bring a dish and get informed on local school news.