The Jeff Tech Operating Committee hears about a new school-based archery program

The Jeff Tech Operating Committee (JOC) met on October 26 and was informed about a new program coming to the school next year.

Mike Wyant, an instructor at the school, explained the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP). According to the NASP website, the program is “an in-school program aimed at improving educational performance among students in grades 4th – 12th. And through it, students are learning focus, self-control, discipline, patience, and the life lessons required to be successful in the classroom and in life.” Students will be able to take the course starting in the 2021-2022 school year.

The complete also accepted a Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) grant from Jefferson County in the amount of $11, 790. School director Dr. Barry Fillman told that he is looking into where the money will be used, possibly providing a “shot in the arm” to the practical nursing program which has run into problems with out-of-school clinicals due to the pandemic.

The committee finished its staff hiring for the Special Education program that started at the school this year by hiring Denise Stratten as a program paraprofessional. It also approved two revised policies and denied a grievance.

There is no regular meeting in November. The JOC will hold its annual reorganization meeting followed by its regular meeting on December 3.

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