Should Home and Careers be a high school class?
January 19, 2017
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Many people might think it was the new sports stadium and buying unnecessary things for teachers and students. Why is there no ‘Home & Careers’ class for high school students? Lots of kids out of 3-4 grades would definitely choose the class. You learn various cooking methods (which everyone can use) and no one remembers sewing and how to write checks from 6th to 8th grade. The school spends approx. $10,000 a year per student for that student to go to Kenton Boces. Since it is a two year course, the school district spends approx.$20,000 per student to spend 2 hours a day cooking minus the bus to and from Boces. Say there are 10 students that sign up for the class in its first year ($100,000 at Boces) and you only pay a teacher $40,000 pre-tax. That’s $60,000 the school just saved and that’s reoccurring every year with only 10 students taking the class. The school saves $160,000 if 20 students take the class!! There are multiple classrooms that go unused that we could use or even have middle schoolers have another class instead. There are many classes just like Home and Careers that should be implicated by the school instead of going to Boces.