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CCISD Working To Expand CTE Programs

Now that the CTE millage has passed, Superintendent George Stockero informed the Copper Country Intermediate School District Board of Education at its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday that he has started to reach out to the local colleges and universities to set up meetings to discuss placing CTE classes on their campuses for the 2018-19 school year.

Stockero also stated that he, along with CTE Director Shawn Kolbus, met with an architect firm to discuss how best to use the current CTE building.  The CCISD will be adding welding and construction classes in the building, along with continuing classes for auto tech and health careers related classes.

Also during his Board report, Stockero shared with the Board how often the ISD’s conference rooms are used.  The ISD has three conference rooms that are used for a variety of activities, such as Professional Development for local educators, and what may surprise people, many outside agencies use the rooms for meetings.  Stockero informed the Board that the rooms were used 590 times last year, which averages out to 2.5 rooms used every day, including during the summer.   Stockero noted that the ISD had made good use of the rooms and is providing a good service, not only to our local schools, but the community as a whole.  At the current rate of usage, Stockero felt that the ISD may consider some type of expansion of the conference rooms someday.

The Board acted on the following:

  • Changed the date of the next regular meeting to Tuesday, September 26, 2017, at 5:30 p.m.
  • Approved a contract with Marquette-Alger RESA for provision of Visually Impaired and Orientation/Mobility services for the months of September through December, 2017.
  • Approve a 12 week FMLA leave for Jordan Jarvi, teacher of the Mild Cognitive Impairment Program at Hancock High School.
  • Accepted the resignations of Pam Taavaola, School Nurse; Kari Anderson, Teacher of the Middle School/High School Social Skills Program; and Denise Whitaker, Instructional Aide.
  • Hired Michele Sackson as Teacher for the Elementary Social Skills Program.
  • Hired David Narhi as Instructor for the Auto Tech Program.
  • Hired Zachary Griffith as a Helpdesk Technician/Coordinator for REMC 1.
  • Raised the pay rate for substitute teachers and aides in ISD classrooms to $90 per day.
  • Approved obtaining a new checking account for the Career Tech Program through Superior National Bank and Trust of Hancock.
  • Approved an updated winter tax level form, which includes the Career Tech millage.
  • Approved District goals for 2017-18.

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