JVS board learns of plan deferment

BLOOMINGDALE – Board members were told of a one-year deferment of having to submit another five-year plan under federal law during Tuesday’s Jefferson County Joint Vocational School Board meeting.

“I shared with board members every five years we have to do a Perkins Plan,” said Dale Edwards, district superintendent, adding the federal plan funds vocational schools and requires a five-year plan every five years. “In the plan we have to set our goals and how we’re going to accomplish those goals.”

Edwards said the previous five-year plan was due to expire, and the district would have to design another five-year plan for submission this summer.

“We were told we’ve done so well that we don’t have to submit another five-year plan yet – we can extend the current plan for another year,” Edwards said.

The superintendent said it was an important development because it showed the school was on the right track academically and, “It gives us time and energy to devote to other projects.”

In other business:

The board accepted the retirement of Bud Liptock as auto service technician instructor, said Edwards. Ronald Reasoner will be his replacement.

“(Reasoner) brings a number of years of experience,” said the superintendent. “He’ll be an excellent addition to the staff.”

The next regular board meeting has been changed to 6:30 p.m. on June 6 at the school.