It has been three weeks since legislated budget cuts wreaked havoc on a local adults with disabilities education program, and the parents and students who rallied to restore services finally got the answer they’ve been waiting to hear.
School will open this August.
During a community meeting held for Adult and Community Education students and their parents, Superintendent Jackie Pons announced that with a few curriculum changes, the funding will be there.
“As long as I’m superintendent, you’ll never have to worry about being closed down,” Pons said.
A plan outlined by Pons and Regina Browning, principal of the Adult and Community Education center, will revive the adults with disabilities portion of the program, by redesigning courses to teach students more job skills.