Mary Alice Reporting – A career tech program, cafeteria technology, and a new hire will be among the changes Sandy Valley students see this upcoming year.

August 20th is the first day back and while there is no changes in fees, Superintendent David Fischer says they will implement a biometric finger scanner in their cafeteria to eliminate log-in errors and create a more effect system for getting through the lunch line.

He adds that the district has built a greenhouse to serve as a career tech program for juniors and seniors.

“Our board of Education over a year ago made the commitment. We just built a greenhouse here on our campus and we will begin a horticulture class for the first time.”

All Sandy Valley classrooms has some form of technology for student use and learning capabilities.

“Whether that’s an iPad, a traditional computer, or a Chromebook, once they log-on, it doesn’t matter which device they’re on. Everything goes to their setting.”

Among the new hires at the district that serves students from three counties is a resource officer that will patrol the outside and inside of the campus.

Open House for the different grade levels starts this evening and extends into August 15th. For additional details, go to

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