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Nettleton to drop agriculture classes

Nettleton High School (Source: KAIT) Nettleton High School (Source: KAIT)
JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

Citing a plan to focus on career and technical courses, the Nettleton School District will be getting rid of its agriculture program effective in May 2018.

Nettleton Superintendent James Dunivan said Thursday that the decision to drop the program was a "participation guided decision" involving the number of students in the classes dropping as well as matching courses based on a changing economy. 

The school board voted 5-0 in February to get rid of the program. 

Dunivan told Region 8 News that district officials were also considering other programs to replace the agriculture program but had not made a decision. 

One man whose nieces and nephews attended the school said he is disappointed in the school's decision. 

"I don't think it's good," said Ray Chestnut. "I think the future situation should be good for the kids."

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