Program updates were the focus of the Logan County Educational Service Center (ESC) June meeting Thursday.
On-line School and Curriculum Director Molli Jackson informed the board about the Virtual Learning Academy. Over the past school year, the program had 75 students and graduated thirteen. The Virtual Learning Academy offers students the opportunity to take courses around a flexible schedule without being in a regular school setting. The program just completed its fifth year and is currently conducting summer school at Bellefontaine and Indian Lake. Credit recovery courses are being developed for next school year.
Adriel CEO Kay Wyse and Director of Clinical & Residential Services Kerry Beck were present to propose their education program for next year. Adriel would like to provide classrooms with more behavioral support. Their plan would provide more behavior specialists in the room to help meet the needs of students. This would allow the teachers to be more effective with their curriculum.
Employment changes were made for former Adriel Principal Mark Foley. He started as the principal for the Adriel School in January after coming from Dayton Public Schools. During the meeting, he was hired to be the Logan County Special Education Director. He will work with the county-wide special education classrooms and work part-time for Benjamin Logan and Riverside.
Interim Superintendent Heather Neer comments on the meeting.
The Logan County ESC will meet again on Tuesday, July 10th at 6:30 pm.