Secondary principal Chuck Banks went through the survey recently given to students. Out of 191 students, 164 completed the survey. Twenty percent of the students (33) said they are interested in taking ag classes. The number is broken down into the following grades: eighth, 16; ninth, 5; 10th, 9; 11th, 4. Thirty-eight percent were not interested in taking an ag class (63).
As the school board works toward a solution, board member Steingreaber said, “If we decide to table it again to another meeting, I would challenge my fellow board members to develop benchmarks on what they think is a successful program, whether it is enrollment or curriculum or whatever you feel is a good measure.”
Some parents suggested investigating the Central Lee program “and see what resources they have and if we’re starving Jenny’s program.” Bob Waugh said, “I would go with Central Lee, if that’s the best thing for the kids.”