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School board votes to keep agriculture classes

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

The Nettleton school board has decided to keep the high school’s Agriculture program after they revisited the original motion to eliminate it in the 2017-2018 school year.

According to Superintendent James Dunivan, they presented a new motion to keep the program Tuesday night after several residents showed concerns about shutting it down.

He said now, they will focus on looking at making a redesigned curriculum that would appeal to more students.

Currently, the program has 35 children in grades 8-12. Dunivan said he wants to grow that number in the future.

At the school board meeting, Dunivan said board members made a public plea asking parents to get involved in growing the interest for their children to partake in the program.

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