The graphic design class was possibly going to end, but is now going to be an online class with a supervisor.
The school sent out an email on Jan. 12 stating the unfortunate situation in which the previous teacher, Berry Evans, did not have the complete credentials to teach the class. Adinistrators are still on the search to find a new teacher that could take over the class, however the current solution is to have the class be online through the A-G Edgenuity Program with a supervisor, instead of dropping the class completely.
“I think it’s a pretty good decision and a good solution, it allows Seniors who need credits to graduate to keep the class open,” said substitute teacher Michael Langella.
An email sent out Jan. 17 answered many frequently asked questions. It stated that students will be able to recieve credit for the semester and earn vocational credit.
“We are making the best of an unfortunate circumstance and I think it’s going to work out. I’m hopeful it’s going to work out for everybody’s benefit. There would be no benefit to collapsing the class, given the situation it is beneficial to everybody involved,” said photography teacher Jeff Vendsel.
The school is having trouble finding a teacher due to the required career technical education credential. Normally one would take those classes over the summer to be able to teach, meaning all possible teachers that are most likely fully credentialed already have a job somewhere else.
“I enjoyed graphic design and after being informed the class might shut down I panicked a little bit because I wasn’t sure what was going to happen. When I was informed that it was going to be an online class it upset me because this was a class that genuinely interested me, but I’m hopeful things will go well in the future,” said junior Angel Lee.
Not all students are happy knowing the class could be online, however everyone is happy that graphic design is not ending.