PARKERSBURG — College students keen on cosmetology in Wooden County Colleges space are one step nearer to seeing their goals turn into actuality.
The Wooden County Colleges Board of Schooling voted 4-0 for a memorandum of understanding to work with West Virginia College-Parkersburg to develop this system throughout its board assembly Tuesday.
This can permit Superintendent, William Hosaflook to work with the president of WVU-Parkersburg, Dr. Chris Gilmer.
Board member Ron Tice stated, “It will be a nice option for students to get into higher education.”
Tice stated this system is being paired with an associates diploma program. Tice and Debbie Hendershot, who seconded his movement on the motion, stated they need to get the ball shifting on this, and have the primary class prepared.
Additionally mentioned on the assembly had been issues related to vaping and nicotine dependancy.
Cathy Grewe, the assistant principal at Jefferson Elementary Middle, and Kennith Prepare dinner, the director of secondary training for Wooden County Colleges, have been working to plan an intervention program to assist college students struggling with nicotine dependancy.
Grewe stated vaping grew to become an issue 5 years in the past, and due to that, many are actually extra hooked on nicotine than by way of smoking. In line with Grewe, college students disguise vaping or do it within the rest room.
And a serious drawback, in response to Grewe, is the potential use of marijuana within the vapes, however stated there are checks accessible to detect marijuana in vapes.
Grewe and Prepare dinner are working to vary the offense system to offer them an alternative choice.
The primary offense could be the identical as earlier than — someday out of college. However a pupil could also be informed to do someday on the Summit Assist Middle, another college, for the WCS Tobacco or nicotine-vaping program upon a suggestion of the varsity administrator.
The second offense is three days suspension, and the third offense is 5 days suspension.
Grewe and Prepare dinner need to have the choice intervention accessible to a pupil upon the third and subsequent offenses.
The board additionally authorized by a 4-0 vote to place new bleachers and a brand new press field within the soccer stadium at Williamstown Center/Excessive College. The challenge would value roughly $624,000 and the cash has been put aside already.
If no motion is taken, the seats might turn into condemned for security causes.
The following board assembly will happen Jan. 11, 2022, at 6 p.m. on the board’s central workplace at 1210 thirteenth Avenue in Parkersburg.