The Moniteau County R-1 School Board was briefed on the district’s computer technology courses at its Feb. 9 meeting and how they are preparing students for the job market.
Computer science instructor Lance Boyd and California high school student Zachary Luebbert briefed the board on the school’s computer technology program. Boyd said he and his students covered a significant amount of material regarding computer technology, including 3D design and printing, hardware creation, and learning basic electronics and networking theory. computers.
Boyd said he would push his students to get their A+ certification for IT and IT support. With certification, students will be able to find secure jobs in a number of fields such as IT, computer repair, radio and television broadcasting, and 3D animation design.
Luebbert told the board about his experiences in Boyd’s class and how it helped him in his work outside of school. He works as tech support for Co-Mo Connect and said the certification Boyd prepares his students for in the classroom is beneficial for this field.
Luebbert said technology and computer science certifications are a great way for students to enter the workforce right out of high school with a pay range of $17 to $20 an hour. Earning his certification within a year, he said, will give him the opportunity to move from support to roles such as network operations or administration.
In other cases, the council discussed the behavior of parents and guardians at district sporting events. Superintendent Dwight Sanders said there has been an increase in spectator misbehavior at games and events.
The board spent a lot of time discussing the issue as well as the proposed policy from the District Activity Directors. Ultimately, the board and trustees agreed to revise the policy, which will go to the board for final approval at its next meeting in March.
In separate action, the board accepted the resignations of seventh-grade volleyball coach Amanda Zbinden, middle school softball head coach Lauren Fischer and kindergarten teacher Brooke Schell.