The North Judson-San Pierre School Board has set its sights on offering a new class at the high school. Superintendent Lynn Johnson explained the corporation is looking to offer a business math class to high school students next year, and a special meeting was held yesterday morning to get the board’s approval to look into textbooks and other materials necessary for the class.
“It is a diploma class but it is not a Core-40. Kids will still take the required Algebra I class, but it is another offering. We’re looking at an enrollment of 15 to 20 kids who would be taking that, and it’s more of an understanding of how to work within the business world as it relates to math,” Johnson explained.
Johnson said she will likely bring textbook recommendations and costs to the board for their approval at their next meeting in May, and explained that Beth Ammons, who teaches marketing, accounting, and technology classes at the high school, will head up the new class.
During the meeting, the retirements of Ginny Cole and Dave Kellam were announced, and Johnson said that the announcements took place during the special meeting because their next meeting is not until mid-May, and she wanted to get the availability of the positions posted before then.