Graham board approves library board member


ST. PARIS – The Graham Local Schools board approved the appointment of St. Paris Public Library Trustee Patricia Cook-Geuy for another seven-year term at its Monday meeting. Her term began Jan. 9.

The board also heard from Graham High School Principal Joe Hurst and school guidance counselors about the school’s new “career pathways.” The pathways help direct students to follow interests that would help them get the job they want after high school. The pathways create direction by outlining high school classes could be used to benefit students as they move on to college, a two-year associate’s degree or head directly into the workforce.

The pathways focus on teaching professions, junior ROTC, logistics, sports medicine and fire and public safety, Hurst said. Staff are almost finished aligning the classes to the pathway and may have the program ready for the next school year.

Career pathways are part of the Ohio Department of Education’s push to provide students with college and career readiness.

In other action, the board:

•Approved a one-year limited teaching contract for middle school teacher Stephanie Watercutter, effective Jan. 6, 2017.

•Approved hiring Boys Junior Varsity Basketball Assistant Coach Steve Grasso and Boys and Girls Varsity Bowling Head Coach Richard Clark for the 2016-17 school year.

Learns of career pathways for high schoolers

By Casey S. Elliott

Casey S. Elliott may be reached at 937-652-1331 ext. 1772 or on Twitter @UDCElliott.

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