Like to call finance be the workers earning a comment comment very not move on to our first topic for discussion because it’s Erica this is Goodman well what’s happened at first half that everybody painted enter local businesses who have been involved with this process we have a totally revamped our graduation requirements they’re officially adopted has a shoe we.
Found that we were working well within the regulations of the State Department of Education but when you get innovative and you start to think a little bit outside the.
Always want to make sure that you’re not too far outside reported yesterday afternoon I spoke with one of the other secretaries of Education and other than answering a few questions which we knew the answers to we are approved by the Department of.
Education saying our fact working within the regulations state so this graduation year you.
Will be offering on top of our high school diploma certificates first loss difficulty will be their first ready they will be students who will have work for you a specific series of courses those courses are either identified by.
A district is a preset sequence or students may choose.
Their own pathway we have a student who wants to do something unique between all the electives that we offer cover the ballast resistor as well as the fact that the entire library courses as well as Shippensburg University and.
Harrisburg the University are now open to our students and greatly reduced rate so between what they can take between our offerings hack ship and hu there’s very little that we cannot address in terms of the students desire to enter the workforce on a minimum pathway we are preparing students you gotta work for us ready for extra clouds positions and probably Republican leaders I work for any certificate if they.
In if it along the path that you will work for a certificate they demonstrate competencies beyond what’s required of a high school suit they’ve taken a college class they could take a low-tech class that leads to a professional or an industrial certificate they could gain industry certificates vigor OSHA a number of others but they clearly demonstrate that they have mastered skills that are required post.
High school graduation we’re going to indicate that they are not just workforce ready that they are career with you dedicate themselves to a pathway to an area that they were serious about to do one that was just requiring.
Them if in doing those things they have to also take ten.
Honors class b ib college and high school enrollment classes and they receive ten honors credits within their season some classes they will receive the Nats though secondary sex then these certificates are stackable so that you can you receive your workforce ready then you can receive your career photo second everybody as well as your advancement second one of the things that we really find the exciting about this is that our focus is to make sure.
That our students just up plan to graduate whether they graduate with the plan so the pathways that we’ve set out again working very closely with.
You in have equipment operation IT and computer science hospitality and tourism advanced manufacturing is big one that we’re ready to begin to roll out about all of our all of our vocational and we’re working children UPMC is at the table by the.
Time we roll out our educational planning guide for next school year we will actually have relationships that kids can schedule in as they need to define not only with post-secondary education opportunities but with local business and industry yeah we’ve targeted those ones that we are aware that the county has lots of viable jobs looking for students but I think also particularly in advanced manufacturing things that we really need to do to continue to develop a workforce to have a much more diverse economy warehouses are great we’re not.
Being complained about our warehouses but I think particularly with advanced manufacturing in IT and some of the other things that were with our kids that really help attract and retain business and industry to the area a student who.
Receives 22 credits in the karlon Madison district is Eleanor eligible for high school.
Law traditionally is always been around 23 credits what we’ve.
Asked our students to do in students and income about you set some things up there you know three credits as early as your.
Junior year the apart way for unity here when a student receives student has all the credits meeting the requirements to receive a cover the valid high school diploma they will receive notification that they are eligible to.
Receive a diploma they can choose to accept that diploma and graduate and we actually have students who are doing that now we had two that are subscribing this January because that was our college you feel they.
Have competitive advantages going to Jack in January we have another youngster person we really felt that in the best interests of their future they need to start their career of the military and our.
Graduate but what happens when they receive that 23rd credit is they can accept a diploma or they can defer their diploma if they defer their diploma they must have on a file a career plan so and that.
Career that again is lined up with the with the certificates that were saying that were that were offering students that way they’re not just staying.
And taking a plethora of courses I have interest or study halls were late arrival early dismissal but they actually enter classes towards any specific wish you got that’s kind of thing that the.
State looked at and said well you know that’s kind of different we don’t think that’s threats require that no one’s said Hayden you meet the requirements to meet the requirements now whatever you do you’re going to have to do with this facilities so that’s where that’s that’s where we are again we work closely with Enoch to pull together Laura how much.
You’re there to talk about any of the subcommittee’s of all these pathways that we’ve been putting together here the economics opportunity and projections and connections that cater God won’t be able to detain you but I think when we sit down as a school district 8 and drunk people equal to the table we have some really interesting he’s developing issues something a look at this in more detail virginity yeah good thing that’s happening here we’re here for all this.
Room you guys as well as is for a very long time in this company pet education we’ve.
Got different directions unfortunately different directions so now there’s much more of a not just of technology but there a pathway for both to realize they need each other and need to work together to fulfill both missions so this gives us a really good concrete example of how that’s unfolding but it also back to your point about they true the states happy to we’ve.
Got a lot of things diversion here but they are they provide students with briefing accessibility accessibility over the foundation as well so it’s it’s meaningful the results though and.
We’re not trying to include the commissioners and that’s really this conversation started a year ago at the last finance movement and we’ve been.
Clear that we wanted to work and you made it clear that you wanted that the work that we were doing to ensure that it was scalable as well as she shared with other County school districts about a fact I’m leaving.
Here I’m on my way to a three-day meeting with all the local superintendents in the Internet yes per topic obsession isn’t retiring workforce.
About and there will be in ways that we can share resources as a matter of fact Carlyle Area School District has two students this year in your information technology program we’re talking to them about expanding the program and having an e-business strand as well as a.
Web page design strand and there’s no use of CV and Carmichael.
Offering it I said ten kids.
There and they said ten keys to my head.
We’re washing it were you know what out one down we said luck the end the year certainly a whole lot more cost-effectively to school districts running the same program I also wonder just working with Carmel Valley in our largest school district we really.
Working together as a pilot program to show the ways with other school districts and we’re hoping that fred has demonstrated to other school districts like hey look at these one point everybody what we’re.
Doing and connect with the employers in the area now we want to review about the law I think meeting with.
These other superintendents the.
Other school with this three-day meeting is to.
Say look this is what we’ve been able to do we’re not saying we’re the only ones alone we want to bring you guys on board because when we.
Talked to you guys last I think it was important that we don’t just that we worked with all of the school districts to get them kind of unlikely with some of the same things so I think it’s important.
Coming about is really leading the way but show people we can do this and it pretty much supplying the public to the antibellum right writer states estate how about people are asking me how can we do this the seats available come show us pentoculus about that and I said.
Listen we’ve got we’re all school district are you that’s who we’ve got smaller school districts can’t afford.
Three years down the road find out that you don’t think they’re in the regs and back some reimbursement for so I.