Trigg students could learn more foreign languages through online program
by Franklin Clark, Reporter -- fclark@cadizrecord.com
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Trigg County High School Principal Shannon Burcham (above) talked about the Aventa program at Thursday night's Trigg County Board of Education meeting.</i>
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Trigg County High School Principal Shannon Burcham (above) talked about the Aventa program at Thursday night's Trigg County Board of Education meeting.

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Over the next few school years, students in Trigg County Schools, starting as early as the fifth grade, could have opportunities to learn more languages – including Latin, German and Mandarin Chinese.

On Thursday night, members of the Trigg County Board of Education voted unanimously to approve a contract with Adventa Learning Systems, an online learning program that Trigg County School Superintendent said will allow the district to expand online offerings to students, which will offer more classes to homebound students.

“When you think about rural areas, it’s not always easy to provide the staff,” said Trigg County Schools Assistant Superintendent for Instruction Beth Sumner. “Even if you have the funding for the staff, but just simply finding the individuals who have the capacity to do this can be a challenge.”

It’s a one-year contract, so if it doesn’t work, they don’t have to use it for a second year, Sumner said. Hamby said it will cost roughly $55 per student for a total of $48,518.95. Of that, $25,000 will come from a Trigg County High School teacher position fund - Matt Lindsey, a French teacher at Trigg County High School, is retiring – and the remainder will come from Title I funding that carried over from the previous fiscal year, said Hamby.

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