At its monthly meeting March 10, the Greene County College Board heard updates on federal funding requests for specific schooling and the tech middle, renewed the superintendent’s contract, reviewed yearly coverage changes and gained an overview of 3rd-quarter student progress. Superintendent Dr. Andrea Whitmarsh, right after owning her agreement renewed for 4 a lot more a long time by unanimous vote, also introduced temporary spending plan and COVID-19 updates.
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Sharon Mack, Ruckersville District, created the movement to reappoint Whitmarsh for one more 4 several years as division superintendent, to run by way of summer time 2025. Stanardsville consultant Jason Collier seconded.
“Over the 8 yrs I’ve been in this position, this has definitely been the most complicated yr,” Whitmarsh informed the board. “I’m extremely grateful for the teamwork and aid this year and … I glimpse ahead to doing the job with the board as nicely as the awesome educators, leaders and help staff members of Greene for at the very least the next 4 many years.”
Greene County Technological Instruction Middle Principal Dr. Michael Ormsmith, who will be leaving at the conclusion of the college yr to turn out to be a faculty superintendent in South Dakota, offered the 2021-22 Perkins Grant software for $49,072, which encompasses federal economic support for the Career and Technological Training (CTE) software in the county. In accordance to Ormsmith, despite the pandemic and with hybrid and digital educational styles supplying less prospect for CTE students thanks to the arms-on mother nature of the lessons, he stated enrollment in the previous year is only down by 5%—many students nonetheless chose to enroll in the small business and internet marketing course, which is in a position to be taken nearly.