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2/4/2013 10:31:00 PM
PUSD board to consider medical professions program
Lisa Irish
The Daily Courier

A course exposing students to possible careers in the healthcare industry may be on the horizon for JTED.

The Prescott Unified School District Governing Board will consider approving a Joint Technology Education District medical professions program at Prescott High School and hear presentations on grants and the district's before- and after-school program at its meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 5.

The meeting will take place in the district office's boardroom at 146 S. Granite Street in Prescott.

Prescott High School Principal Totsy McCraley and Career and Technical Education Coordinator Lauri Dreher will tell the board about a medical professions program they'd like to begin in fall 2013.

The course would introduce students to new careers in health through contact with medical professionals and help them master knowledge and skills vital to health and medical careers.

The board's approval of the program would make Prescott High School eligible to receive federal and state grants.

The board will hear presentations on a Yavapai County Educational Foundation grant by Abia Judd Elementary School Library Specialist Suzanne Yoder and Parent Teacher Association President Jennifer Carter.

Lincoln School Librarian Diane Bright will report on a school-wide grant, and reading teacher Marianne Hamilton will report on a classroom grant.

Nicole McNally, director of Kids & Company, will make a presentation on the district's before- and after-school program.

In other business, the board will consider approving personnel actions, a donation of $225 in books to the Abia Judd Elementary School Library by Dave Stewart, and ratify vouchers.

Reader Comments

Posted: Thursday, February 07, 2013
Article comment by: Is NO ONE ELSE Offended By This?

The wheels are coming off of this school and all the principal can do is try to ram a new program down our throats that only serves ONE PURPOSE - to rationalize the hiring of the physical trainer in the fall - THAT's IT! She and her department chair buddy conspired to wrestle CTE GRANT MONEY away from CTE and direct it towards this "new program". Problem is NEITHER ONE will have their jobs next year and NO ONE ACCOUNTABLE for this misdirection of educational funds when the state comes calling. Complete incompetence at PHS.

Posted: Thursday, February 07, 2013
Article comment by: What's the Matter PHS Administrators

I can't believe the two comments here have gone 2 days without a response. I know the PUSD internet is slow and all, but to not even challenge what is said makes it seem like either A) this IS the truth or B) the school internet is COMPLETELY DOWN. YOU MAKE THE CALL.

Posted: Wednesday, February 06, 2013
Article comment by: Why Even Bother?

The principal proposing this WONT EVEN BE THERE NEXT YEAR!! She is making decisions about the future THAT DOESN'T INCLUDE HER! Why pay for her pet projects? This program is a complete WASTE and is only important because they need to PAY an ATHLETIC TRAINER for their sports programs. They are using money from another program (probably CTE) to fund this proposal because it's NOT ABLE to work on it's own. This is basically STEALING!

Posted: Tuesday, February 05, 2013
Article comment by: Teacher ALREADY HIRED!

Talk about putting the cart before the horse, PHS hired the teacher for this program last August! They have now strong-armed their way through the JTED hurdles to get this program, abandoning all consideration for the programs they already have. This is so typical of the dysfunction in the administration at this school. It's sad that the whim of a principal can get SOOOOO out of hand. What are all her little buddies going to do when he random support is gone next year? I think a lot of them will fall back to earth and have to actually DO THEIR JOBS. One teacher has half load and STILL GETS OVERLOAD!! And spends all the JTED funds on her five students and her pathetic program because the principal lets her. Sad days for education are about to END!

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