Wareham Public Schools considers opening to adults, collects opinions on adult education

By Lydia Goerner | Sep 12, 2017
Photo by: Lydia Goerner Superintendent Kimberly Shaver-Hood and School Committee Chairwoman Judy Caporiccio give a presentation on potential adult education classes in Wareham at the Selectmen meeting Tuesday night.

Wareham Public Schools is looking to offer adult education programs and wants community input on what those programs should be.

At Tuesday’s Selectmen meeting, Superintendent Kimberly Shaver-Hood and School Committee Chairwoman Judy Caporiccio gave a presentation on the potential adult education programs.

Some classes would offer college credit, others would be for adult education, but without college credit, such as language, culinary, gardening and fitness classes.

“Wareham is the perfect spot” for the classes, Caporricio said. “We would like to open up our schools to more people.” Caporricio pointed out that there is nothing similar to this in Wareham or surrounding towns.

“The beauty of what you’re suggesting is that it’s right here,” said Selectmen Judith Whiteside. “It’s easy to get [to the classes]...it’s a really good opportunity."

Shaver-Hood said the classes could begin as early as January, depending on public interest. So far, she has received positive reactions via the surveys.

Surveys looking for public opinion on the classes will be open until Sept. 30. The surveys offer an opportunity to volunteer to teach a course and to specify which hours work best for classes. The surveys “take less than a minute” to complete, Shaver-Hood said. The continuing education survey can be found at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WPG7N5G and the college credit course survey can be found at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WNP5KY6.

Comments (2)
Posted by: Spherebreaker | Sep 14, 2017 09:54

Unless the addition of the adult education services reduces the cost to the taxpayer for providing a STANDARD PUBLIC EDICATION  to K thru 12 then this should be a nonstarter. I am not paying taxes so adults can go to school on my dime.

Posted by: barnstorm | Sep 15, 2017 08:49

I approve of this program with the stipulation that one the courses has to be Constitution 101, similar to the one at Hillsdale College on-line. The liberals in this town need to be schooled on the framework of the laws of our Constitutional Republic. A dire need!

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