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Belpre BOE approves new high school classes

Belpre City Schools Superintendent Jeff Greenley speaks during a board meeting on Monday evening. (Photo by Tyler Bennett)

BELPRE — New curriculum will be offered to Belpre High School students starting next school year as the Belpre City Schools Board of Education unanimously approve the motion Monday evening.

The new classes will include a physics course and biology college credit plus courses, which according to Superintendent Jeff Greenley will be taught at the high school and not at Washington State Community College as in years past.

A journalism course called “Chalk Talk Journalism” will be offered in addition to a mock trial course, drama, mythology, psychology and a survey course of world religions will also be taught at the high school. Two engineering courses, “Fundamentals of Engineering” and “Embedded Systems,” a calculus course and 21st-century history of music will be available through WSCC, he said.

“These are classes that are going to really help inspire, enlighten and empower students. We appreciate the investment and all the work that has gone in to make what we’ve talked about loosely, a reality,” Greenley said. “Very excited to have that happen and we’ll be working with students to get schedules ready for next year.”

The board also unanimously approved the following contracts: with Easter Seals for occupational and physical therapy services for the 2021-2022 school year; with Ohio University for Athletic Training Services for the 2021-2022 school year; an agreement with META Solutions for Educational Management Information Systems ARS services effective July 1, 2021, through June 30, 2022; and a consulting services agreement with Fanning Howey Associates Inc.

Tyler Bennett can be reached at tbennett@newsandsentinel.com

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