August 20, 2014

USD 231 receives $20K check from Governor

USD 231 interim-Superintendent Pam Stranathan poses with a giant check worth $20,000. Gov. Sam Brownback presented the check to district officials on June 19. Submitted photo

USD 231 interim-Superintendent Pam Stranathan poses with a giant check worth $20,000. Gov. Sam Brownback presented the check to district officials on June 19. Submitted photo

Gov. Sam Brownback presented a $20,000 check to Gardner Edgerton School District interim superintendent Pam Stranathan on June 19.
The check was in support of the state’s Career Technical Education program. As part of the program, the state pays the cost for tuition for students participating in the program as well as rewards school districts with $1,000 per student who successfully completes the program.
This year, more than 8,000 Kansas students participated in the CTE, earning an industry-recognized certificate in addition to a high school diploma. Last year, the state presented $703,000 to 111 school districts for students who completed the program. This year, the state will award a total of $1.18 million to 135 school districts.
According to a press release from Brownback’s office, students who utilitize the program are gaining marketable skills that they can use for the rest of their lives.
“The CTE students is encouraging students to remain in high school and providing them with an opportunity to develop skills to find a good job,” he said.

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