Budget cuts threaten adult program at SCC

Beth Rumsey
Staff Writer

Although participation in the Adult Education Program through the Southeastern Career Center has increased, Adult Ed Coordinator Tricia Johnson reported that possible budget cuts threaten the existence of the program at the regular board meeting on Wednesday, March 10.

“This greatly bothers me,” said SCC Director Brad Street. “This is affecting a group with no voice.”
Currently, Johnson has not received a notice of funding from the State. Therefore, Reduction in Funding forms for adult education instructors will be addressed at the April meeting, according to Street.

The adult education contracts for the second phase, split due to funding issues, were unanimously approved by the board.

In other business, Abel Everage, South Ripley High School, was recognized on February 9 at a luncheon at the State House as an Award for Excellence recipient. Everage was one of seven students from the SCC to be considered for this award.

Students are considered for their attendance, teacher recommendations, GPA and extra curricular activities. The Awards for Excellence program is sponsored by the Commission on Career and Technical Education, Indiana Department of Workforce Development in cooperation with the Indiana Association for Career and Technical Education.

SCC will sponsor the seventh annual car show on Saturday, May 1 with registration beginning at 9 a.m. Awards will be distributed at 2:30 p.m.

The Southeastern Career Center Board of Directors is made up of superintendents of the participating schools. The next meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 8 beginning at 9 a.m. in Room A-105.