Pathways 2 Tomorrow

Vern Hood, welding instructor from Northeast Community College for the Pathways 2 Tomorrow Program, spoke with members of the FFA Alumni who toured the P2T classrooms Friday. The classes are taught in the Donald Nielsen Career & Technical Education Center in West Point. Students from eight area school districts attend P2T classes, however two schools have voted to not be part of the program after this year.

Recent action taken by the boards of education of two schools that are part of the Pathways 2 Tomorrow joint public agency (JPA) has led to some uncertainty on how P2T will be funded for the next three years.

Both the Wisner-Pilger and Pender school boards voted to not renew their participation in P2T after this year, leaving six schools to help fund the career education program.

The current JPA calls for  each school district to levy a 1-cent property tax to help fund the programs held at the Donald Nielsen Career & Technical Education Center and Northeast Community College extended campus, both in West Point.

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