The Minden Public Schools Board of Education took the first step to introducing an Agricultural Education program in the district at the November 11 regular meeting. Superintendent Jim Widdifield explained there are three steps to bringing Agricultural Education into the district: board approval of the program, determining curriculum, and staffing.
In preparation of introducing an Agricultural Education program, Widdifield has spoken with the Department of Education, schools with Agricultural Education programs, and MPS administrators and staff.
MPS Science chairman Lisa Clapper addressed the subject during public comment encouraging the board to hire a new instructor for the Agriculture Education program rather than asking an existing science teacher to earn an agriculture endorsement. While she agreed an Agricultural Education program would be beneficial, she suggested creating a committee to set up the program over the next three years rather than rush into anything.
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