Cleveland Heights-University Heights Board of Education meeting highlights 9-15-2015

SEPTEMBER 15, 2015 - Work Session

  • CTE program
  • Upcoming meetings

All board members were present.

CTE program

Duane Callander, director of Career Tech Education (CTE), presented statistics about the career tech program. The graduation rate is 91 percent, and job placement is 98.6 percent. Students leave the program prepared to work or attend college. Cleveland Heights is in a consortium with Shaker Heights and Warrensville.

Callander is starting a marketing program to encourage students and parents to see the value of CTE. He will work with staff to help them see the positives. He would like to increase the number of businesses that work with CTE students.

The board passed a resolution, required by the state of Ohio, to waive career/technical training for seventh- and eighth-grade students for the 2015–16 school year. The district does not currently have, and has not previously had, seventh- or eighth-grade programs, but there are plans for such programs next year.

Upcoming meetings:

  • Tuesday, Oct. 6 - Regular board meeting
  • Tuesday, Oct. 20 - Special board meeting

LWV Observer: Adele Cohn.

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