|Published: 8:39 AM, 02/25/2013
Author: Jessica Cross
Source: The Monroe County Advocate
MADISONVILLE-Third District School
Board member Sonya Lynn presented concerns to the Monroe County Board
of Education on Thursday about the Career and Technical Education (CTE) budget.
"I wish every student in this county
would go to college, but they won't," said Lynn, noting the
importance of the CTE programs.
Lynn said in the 2011-2012 school year, $12,478 were spent from the CTE budget on non-consumables (equipment,
etc. that can be used for several years) for Sequoyah High
School (SqHS), in comparison to $11,211 at Tellico Plains High School (TPHS) and $1,926 at Sweetwater High School (SHS).
This year alone, said Lynn, SqHS has
used $20,286 on non-consumables, SHS has spent $680, and TPHS is up
See full story in the Sunday, Feb. 24, edition of The Advocate & Democrat.
CTE Director Elton Frerichs, however,
told Lynn those figures were “not correct.” He noted that
consumables are a local expense, while nonconsumables and equipment
are separate federal line items.
“Right now, I have more than $8,000
left in the funds for non-consumables,” said Frerichs, noting that
if schools needed something, all they had to do was submit a request.
“I can buy non-consumables out of federal money.”
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