Adding ag education still up for debate

A move toward adding agricultural education to the class offerings at Adams Central Junior/Senior High may come down to a matter of dollars and cents.

On Monday, the Adams Central Board of Education heard a presentation from state officials regarding ag education and FFA before launching into a conversation about staffing and other costs.

“For me, personally, to vote next month without knowing the other pieces of the puzzle won’t work,” said board chairman Roger Krabel.

The board is in the midst of discussing the idea of creating a middle school concept in addition to modernizing the elementary system. The board is set to meet 7:30 p.m. Monday at the high school, 1090 S. Adams Central Ave., to discuss facilities and the middle school concept.

After that meeting, Krabel said he may have more of an idea how many staff members a middle school may add. Then, he said, he could address the ag education issue.

To start the ag education program, the district would have to hire one teacher with an ag education endorsement.

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