BASCOM - The Hopewell-Loudon Board of Education met in special session Wednesday evening to approve changes in the high school program of study and to address the required maintenance plan for new construction.
The board immediately adjourned to executive session to discuss personnel.
Elimination of a parenting/personal finance course as a graduation requirement was approved. The course is to be offered as an elective. Principal Bill Dobbins said the curriculum is to be included in the senior government course.
Teri Miller, family consumer science teacher, submitted a letter to the board and stated her concerns regarding the future of the curriculum.
In the letter, Miller questioned whether the semester-long curriculum could be incorporated in an existing year-long course.
Board Member Doug Ranker said the board's decision to realign the personal economics course was to allow more flexibility in meeting graduation requirements.
The board approved the addition of a new math course, integrated algebra, to meet the new requirement calling for four years of math. The requirement is to become effective for 2014 graduates.
Also approved Wednesday evening was the maintenance and operating plan with Four Seasons Environmental. The plan is to be effective when the new building opens.
The board returned to executive session to discuss personnel. No further action was taken.
The board is to meet in regular session March 9.