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USD 308 BOE Votes to Relocate Some Head Start Classrooms, Approves New Courses

The Reno County Head Start classrooms now housed at First Christian Church at 5th and Walnut are being relocated to the former Grandview Elementary School on East 4th. The Hutchinson USD 308 Board of Education Monday voted to not approve an appropriation of funds for payment of basic rent under the existing lease agreement with the church and give written notice to it terminating the lease agreement effective June 30th. The non appropriation and termination notice allows USD 308 to terminate the agreement without penalty.

Approval was also given for a number of new courses. The bulk of these are in the agricultural and manufacturing areas including the new agriculture pathway starting in the fall at Hutchinson Career and Technical Education Academy, with one a new introduction to art class for grades 9-10.

Another new course is on rules and officiating for juniors and seniors at Hutch High Three courses were also added at Hutchinson Middle School-7, including project based learning, interventions, and a 12 week Genius Hour which will be a 12 week offering.

The Hutchinson High School Chapter of Jobs for America’s Graduates-Kansas gave a presentation to the Board. Junior Hailee Black along with JAG-K coordinator at Hutch High Marcus Moeder and Region 4B manager Elizabeth Hamlin reviewed the JAG-K curriculum and explained their goals of employability, career readiness, and academic support. Black shared how taking the JAG-K curriculum as an elective has helped her through her high school journey.