At the Aurelia School Board meeting on Monday, High School Principal Dave Hickman presented a new program which he is very excited about.
The "Bulldog Training Table" is an after school program designed to help students who are in academic trouble with their studies BEFORE they get behind and face possible failing grades or decide to drop out of school.
The program began on Tuesday. Several different teachers have agreed to make themselves available to work with students Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m., and there may possibly be some morning (7:20 - 8:20 a.m.) sessions as well, if that works better for the student.
Students who are failing classes at midterm or at he end of the quarter must attend every Wednesday until they are passing the class or classes in question.
Other students are encouraged to attend the Training Table, with friends, in order to catch up on make-up work, to help friends who are having difficulties with their studies, or even just to get their homework assignments done before they go home.
Teachers who work in this program will be paid at an hourly rate, from Title II funds.