V. Educational AdequacyQ: Why do we feel it is necessary to offer a Career & Technical Center when CPI is right here in Centre County? Why duplicate efforts?A: SCASDʼs comprehensive high school model expands the breadth and number of educational experiences available to all students while reducing district tuition and transportation expenses. The onsite CTC offers a wide variety of career education classes that provide high quality elective options for students who may not want to concentrate in a specific technical program. For students who might otherwise need to spend part of the school day traveling to CPI, the in-house CTC increases course options and allows them to take advantage of more co- and extra-curricular programs. SCASD CTC students currently have the highest career and technical assessment scores in the state.
A: We have been using demographics from the 2009 DeJong study for our planning. After an updated demographic study is completed this spring, we will adjust our estimates and inform the community of the changes and the effects on costs and programming space.
A: Recently published data from “School Planning and Management” states that the median square footage per high school student for new facilities in our region constructed this past year was 216 square feet per student. We would expect our numbers to be higher than average because very few of those high school projects included space for an integrated CTC program.
A: Engineers have completed (Feb. 2013) evaluations of the mechanical systems and physical conditions at each of the buildings. Their reports are posted on our website: http:// www.scasd.org/Page/20620.
Last Modified on May 15, 2013