Jamison Hooks Staff Writer
Board of Education (BOE) members attended an open house at the Crossroads Alternative Education Program in order to recognize the schools hard work and positive strides.
“When I first came in, I began to create this idea that we need to celebrate education, and this is the first stop on our tour,” explained Superintendent James Woodard. Guests of the open house took this as a time to meet with instructors from the program and tour the newly renovated facility.
“I think the instructors do a wonderful job here and they have created a great environment for students to learn in,” said Assistant Superintendent Jean Triplett while touring the new classrooms.
The Crossroads Alternative Education Program has 4 certified teachers that work with 16 students. Eleven high school aged students and five middle school aged students.
“Before the renovations we had one open classroom which caused a lot of distractions which weren’t conducive to learning. We want our students to have as few distractions possible,” said Program Director Greg Thompson.
“We asked for it and you made it happen. Since things are spruced up, the kids are proud of their school and are keeping it in good condition,” continued Thompson.