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Ashtabula Star Beacon (Newspaper) - September 2, 2015, Ashtabula, Ohio Wednesday september 2, 2015 Ashtabula Ohio i a tech grades improve schools scores climb on state report card by Shelley Terry sterry u Sta Beacon com Jefferson township a Ashtabula county technical and career Campus has improved its school report card from the previous year. The report card grades each of Ohio a 91 career technical districts. Letter grades a f Are Given in four areas four year graduation rates five year graduation rates the rate of Post program placement and achieve ment. On the most recent career tech report i card which reflects data on the 2013 graduating class a tech received an a in four year graduation rates an a in five year graduation rates an a in Post program placement and a b in achievement which measures the number of students passing technical assessments. In 2013, the school received an a rating in four year graduation rates and a b for five year graduation rates but the Post program placement Grade was a1. Superintendent Jerome Brockway said he a excited about the scores and pleased they have improved year after year. A we have been concentrating on state standards and find ing positions for our students Quot he said. A the programs we offer Are in demand its becoming better known that getting a skill will enable a person to have a Good paying Brockway is optimistic about future report c Ards As Well. Three years ago the Ohio department of education implemented a new grading system to assess the perform Sei grades a5 a tech adds equipment expands programs by Shelley Terry a Terrylu Sta Beacon com Jefferson township a Ashtabula county technical and career Campus has added new equip ment and expanded programs this year officials said. Students returned to a tech on aug. 24, marking the schools 4 eth year of providing skill training for area youth and adults and it did no to take Long for students faculty and staff to notice some additions and improvements to the school. A we Are off to a Good Start Quot said Jon whip pie secondary administrator. A the kids Are superintendent Jerome Brockway agreed. A excitement is mounting at a tech As it migrates to Google education Quot he said. Brockway said a new Google virtual classroom will allow for secure and protected interaction and communication Between teachers and students. A teachers can use a drop Box for assign ments lessons assessments and classroom Calendar Quot he said. A teachers can also bring real time presenters for supplemental information on any topic and students can interact with presenters in real a tech also bought Warren Dillaway / Star Beacon Jessica Dalin instructor of the Small animal care program at a tech holds a Rose breasted cockatoo at the Jefferson township school on tuesday afternoon. 25 new computers for the computer information systems program and 40 new Laptop computers for the schools two Mobile computer labs he said. More than $250, Khz was spent on purchasing new equipment for career tech labs including a computerized tire and wheel balance system for Auto technology and a 3-d Printer for students pursuing a career in pre Engineer architectural drafting. A a tech made a major investment in their technology Back Bone moving from a Phy Sical server environment to a virtual environment that will provide a High end Cost efficient robust computer capabilities for the students and staff Quot he said. At lunch time Stu dents Are benefiting from a remodeler cafeteria with new led lights tile and grids and reconfigured Light circuitry Brockway said. A tech also has instituted an online lunch payment process for students and parents. The schools Small animal care program is now in its second year and has expanded to a full Day program he said. Students will learn causes symptoms and treatment of common diseases with emphasis on developing preventative health plans and Breeding programs Brockway said. Topics include veterinary pharmacology radiology and imaging see adds. A5 Cable show May continue in different form by Mark Todd a Todd amp St Conneaut a popular talk show on Conneaut local government Access Channel is going on hiatus starting next week but could resurface in another form according to Ken Johnson chief executive officer for great wave communications formerly Conneaut Telephone company. It was announced this week Quot am live Quot shown 7-10 . Weekday s on local Access channels would present its last show sept. 11. That might not necessarily be the Case Johnson said tuesday afternoon. Talks with the City is Cable advisory Board which oversees Content on the Access channels could result in a different Type of show Johnson said. Quot its not for us to cancel the show Quot he said. A a we re in discussion with cab. We re having conversations with different individuals. Id like to think the Board can continue to use the great wave will also throttle Back in another area Johnson said. A some of our news reporting on the website will slow Down for the Winter Quot he said. The changes Are prompted by the need to put More Money into other parts of the operation Johnson said. Quot its an either or situation Quot he said. A a we be got some great opportunities that really require a judicious use of the revenues we bring in. If we continue on Media related projects we slow Down our ability to capitalize on those opportunities. Quot my foots has to be too percent on the Core business Quot Johnson said. A a that a where the inv Estment is going to be for the company Quot originally conceived As a single person operation a am live now involves a pro Ducer and advertising representative As Well Johnson said. Cost of providing the show have grown and As a result great wave can no longer a Aioo percent subsidize Quot the live Quot program hosted by Pat Williams since its inception More than seven years ago Johnson said. Told of the modifications ahead w Illiams opted not to remain with the show Johnson see Cable As $1.00 at least one arrested in raid by Justin Dennis Jdene Usri Sta Beacon Coni Ashtabula Cleveland drug enforcement agents raided an Ashtabula Home Early tuesday morning arresting at least one person. According to a report from the county sheriffs department which assisted Clev Eland Branch drug enforcement Agency investigators the Home at 708 Vav. 57th St. Belonged to to shaven Yarber 35, a convicted drug trafficker who was the focus of a Dea investigation. County sheriffs deputies reportedly established a perimeter around the Home before agents entered at 6 . Tuesday. Once inside agents discovered a Small .25-Cai-Iber handgun and a Magazine with a single round which they later Learned was v Arberas. V Arber has pre Vious convictions for drug trafficking and Possession Sei raid. A3 school owners a trial delayed by Mark Todd a toddy Sta Beacon com Conneaut a trial for the owner of a recently demolished Conneaut elementary school has been postponed pending a potential plea agreement. Rudy pry lately sr., 1524 Ake Road Conneaut is facing a first degree Misdemeanour charge of failure to comply with the order of the fire chief regarding the now flattened school on South Amboy Road. A trial was scheduled for tuesday afternoon before Conneaut municipal court judge Carl Difranco. At the Start of the proceedings however defense attorney Malcolm s. Douglas a citing demolition already don.1 a said see owner a3 got a news tip Call us 440-994-3243 6 "971 13 595 10 "5 business u. S. Stocks tall sharply on Bleak chinese manufacturing report a7 lost cat Reward female Grey amp White 1725 Highland Lane Call Ginnie 440-228-1377 entertainment baseball wings and Ellen meet the miss America hopefuls _b4_ despite rumours no new work on North Kingsville elementary a2 i in deaths Britton Elmer f. Eloranta Betty j outside inside around Here business ii a7 Evans Elizabeth j Uliassi files 04 Gormley Lois c comics b2, b3 Griffes i Eta l partly Cloudy horoscopes b2 Schultz Charles r obituaries a6 Stowe Howard f. High 86 Low 68 opinion a4 Tissari Margaret f. A2 sports of born in in in i

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