|2013: Year Four in Review
The Western Arizona Vocational Education public meeting notices are physically posted at 700 W. Beale, Kingman Arizona in the front lobby of the Mohave County Building, main floor. This website will host the information also. Meeting notice information and agendas are also sent to the partner high school district superintendents. The district offices of KUSD #20, CRUHSD #2, LHUSD # 1, and PUHSD # 27 can all provide access to the information.
May 2013 Board Meeting
Prior to the Board Meeting, we saw a demonstration of the new high-tech, plasma welder purchased for the welding program at Parker High School. This equipment was made possible by a $5,000 Unique Opportunities Grant. We also toured the new greenhouse.
The final payment was made to all partner schools. Payments are based on the number of students that each school serves by their enrollment in career and technical education classes that are sponsored by the joint technical district. Total payments for all schools this year were as follows:
The Agriculture Issues team from Parker High School were awarded WAVE Outstanding Work (WOW) awards. They won the District competition with an outstanding presentation on Agricultural Irrigation Systems: Using the Colorado River as a Resource. They will be competing in June at the State Leadership Conference. WOW awards were also presented to the WAVE JTED CTE Directors for their hard work and dedication to Career and Technical Education.
$50,000 was awarded to Mohave High School to begin equipping the new culinary building with required minimum components (reach-in freezer, ice machine, water treatment system, reach-in refrigerator, four hand sinks, three compartment sink and preparation sink), a bake line with two hoods, a dishwashing station with proper exhaust hood and an Instructor cook line with required hood components. $41,290 was also awarded to Parker High School to purchase allied health lab equipment recommended by the Arizona Department of Education. The pilot Allied Health class drew over 44 applicants. Only 22 were selected. Currently, 21 students have been selected for the Fall 2013 class. All equipment will be ordered this school year to ensure it will be tagged, set up and in use prior to the first day of school in August 2013.