PSD shows off progress in stu­dents, build­ings at State of the Com­mu­nity event

The Standard Journal - - LOCAL - By KEVIN MYRICK Editor

the state leg­is­la­ture’s re­cent ap­proved bud­get which in­cluded $400 mil­lion for the state’s schools.

Those dol­lars – and not E-SPLOST dol­lars – gave lo­cal ad­min­is­tra­tors the needed funds to bring back the fur­lough days. The penny sales tax for ed­u­ca­tion is pay­ing for the new build­ings.

Hunter did call on the mem­bers in the au­di­ence from the state house to do some­thing to help im­prove wire­less in Polk County. He pointed to a pi­lot pro­gram putting wir­less in­ter­net on school buses as great for lo­cal stu­dents.

He pointed to a pi­lot pro­gram us­ing four buses which had wire­less in­ter­net ac­cess points in­stalled and its in­creased use by stu­dents on trips to prove his point on the need for more cell tow­ers.

Hunter also pointed to an in­crease in dual en­roll­ment num­bers as part of his pre­sen­ta­tion on stu­dent achieve­ment in PSD, with 222 en­rolled in classes with GNTC through their high schools this year.

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Katie Thomas, PSD’s Col­lege and Ca­reer Academy CEO and Su­per­in­tent Wil­liam Hunter talk about dual en­roll­ment num­bers at the an­nual State of the Com­mu­nity ad­dress held Thurs­day, Nov. 5.

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