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School board hears review from principal

Posted: Monday, Nov 26th, 2012

CLINTON — On Tuesday night, the Clinton Board of Education learned some English textbooks at Clinton High School are more than 40 years old, some social studies textbooks are dated 1990 and the science department has not used textbooks for the past eight years because of the outdated material.

Dr. Candice Swift, principal of Clinton High School, made a presentation to the board sharing with them an overview of her first 100 days by department with specific concerns and potential future needs.

Art teacher Tracy Manning noted the current art curriculum does not have a foundations course to provide students with basic art ideas and concepts, a course that would allow them to progress to a higher level.

Swift said the history textbooks from 1996 are “missing a couple presidents” and while the sociology books from 1990 are obviously dated, staff “do a fine job with iPads” and are not currently requesting new textbooks.

“Where has social studies been on a rotation for 16 year old books?” asked board members Rod Wertz.

For the complete article see the 11-23-2012 issue.

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