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Article mentions Robert Wilkes - 12—.jLikiah Daily Journal,'UkiahXallf.^ Monday,...
12—.jLikiah Daily Journal,'UkiahXallf.^ Monday, September 17, 1973 New ROC programs are outlined for trustees By Sta^f Correspohdent WILLITS Vocational education and its funding was the featured topic • when the Willits Unified school board met , in Laytonville , Wednesday riight. J ' , Board members' heard preseAtatiohs ? from Ed Nickerman, assistant county superintendent as well as career education directSr, and Robert Wilkes, work experience co-ordinator at Willits high. Nickerman had appeared to explain the various Regional Occupatibn. Center programs including the new auto shop awaiting construction at Willits high,, the new graphic arts departixient, and police science courses at Willits and Laytonville, all of which are county funded. Wilkes talked to, the board about job placement for .youngsters and, differentiated between the w6rk-study ajid Neighborhood,.Youth , Corps (NYC)' programs. . ; , The work-study prograrn is .part of vocational education and provides students with jobs with the school suqh as, clerical or janitorial work. The students arid th^n paid out of a fund which is partly-supported by^the school district, and partly funded by the federal government. government. The_ NYC program, on the l)ther^and,'ls Idtally^^^^^ funded and is mainly an aid to needy youngsters who might otherwise drop out of school. Bob Axt, Ukiah architect, reported on the progress of the new auto shop. Construction is now awaiting the supplemental t|,ids. Supplemental bidding became necessary when the prospective site for the shop was moved from north of the swimming pool to the rear of the tennis courts. ' In btheir business, Paul yScantra,.. dean of instruction at Mendocino College, discussed various courses being offered to teachers -and the board voted •, approval for teachers to take one community college .course pet semester for credit and advanpenient on the , salai-y schedule. Previously, credits, received for these courses did not apply to advancing on the salary schedule. , \ •A transportation report revealed that it will cost Willits Unified about $172,000 to transport some 1,000 students 149,627 miles this year. The district is reimbursed $130,000 for that expense. Reflecting rising cos^s- everywhere,'the price of milk for students has gone up from 5 to 10 cents. And the board voted to raise the price of school lunches from 35 to 40 cents. Attendance in the Willits-Laytonville Willits-Laytonville schools shows a slight. increase over last year. There ,are now ,2,065 students in the district, a fact that -did not phase the the, principals • who reported a smooth, opening of the schools this 'year..',

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  1. Ukiah Daily Journal,
  2. 17 Sep 1973, Mon,
  3. Page 12

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