Pet grooming

County School Board Approves Grant for WGHS Animal Grooming Lab | Local News

The Greene County Board of Education on Thursday approved the creation of a small animal science lab at West Greene High School to teach students the basics of pet grooming.

According to the council’s agenda, the school’s agricultural education program has received a grant from National FFA and Tractor Supply in the amount of $ 5,000 which will cover the majority of necessary equipment such as a bathtub, kennels and grooming tables. Additional costs such as installation will be minimized through fundraising and the work of agricultural mechanics students, and the program will seek to self-finance in the future by charging fees for services.

The council also approved an amendment to the federal emergency relief budget for elementary and secondary schools in the district, reallocating $ 2 million, including $ 1.5 million in designated capital spending funds for building construction; a budget and spending plan of $ 46,849 in the US Rescue Homeless Children and Youth Allowance that will cover an additional part-time staff member to work on identifying homeless students; a budgetary amendment for year-end variations in income and expenditure; and technology designated as surplus.

The board also approved a resolution opposing legislation to ensure that school board candidates run for office with a political party. The Greeneville City School Board approved the same resolution.

The board also recognized teachers who achieved levels 4 and 5 of the Tennessee Value-Added Assessment System Growth Scores on state standardized tests during the 2020-21 school year and heard a presentation by technology coordinator Jason Patrick on the district’s efforts to bring technology and the Internet to everyone. students, in which he thanked Suzanne Richey, Executive Director of GreeneLEAF, the foundation of the school system, and Greene County Partnership President Jeff Taylor for their financial assistance.

The council will meet on December 9 at 5:30 pm at the James W. Parham Central Office Complex.