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Class in mechanics hits snag

Staff writer

Peabody-Burns High School’s new mechanics class has hit a snag before even beginning.

“Unfortunately, the instructor to teach class is unable to do so due to personal reasons,” superintendent Ron Traxson said. “We’re having a hard time finding a replacement for the daily two-hour class.”

The idea was to have the program in place for fall.

“We wanted other school districts to be able to take advantage of the opportunity for their students to not only gain college credits but to also get an auto certification,” he said.

If a teacher can’t be found, the program will be set back a year and “create skepticism,” Traxson said.

Advertising for a replacement is ongoing is on-going. Butler Community College is a partner in the class.

“We are very disappointed we may not be able to launch the program this year,” said Butler of Marion site director Amy Kjellin said.

At last week’s Peabody-Burns school board meeting, Jill Ensminger was re-elected board president for a fifth term and, Terry Eberhart will serve his fourth term as vice president.

An Aug. 11 board/staff picnic will be at city park and combined with community activities to welcome new teachers and staff.

Peabody’s ministerial alliance will be serving free hot dogs, and attendees swim for free at the pool.

Megan Crosley and Eric Dutton were hired as new employees for elementary Title I teacher and middle/high school assistant football coach.

Last modified July 19, 2018