<p>Mary Alice Reporting:

(Wednesday, April 11th) The Claymont City School District is adding a new science educational experience to students.

The hire of a new position for Agriculture Education instructor was approved by the school board.

District Superintendent John Rocchi explains students and parents have expressed an interest in this course and plans have been in the works for several years.

Ashley Cromer was hired for the teaching position. She has earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Education and Extension from Ohio State University and is working to receive her Master of Science degree from Utah State University in May.

Parts of this class will fit as a required science course for high school students.

“As we’re getting started we’re looking at offering various agricultural and business classes. There are multiple pathways that you can take from basic agriculture all the way up to bio-diesel or bio-chemical. We are going to continue to expand based upon the needs of the kids.”

Rocchi points out that they are applying for money for the career tech portion of the Agriculture Education class, and that monies will also be going toward the purchase of curriculum and supplies.

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