By Alex Haglund
At the March meeting of the Nashville Community High School Board, Interim President of Kaskaskia College George Evans announced an initiative from the Kaskaskia College Foundation to pay for numerous dual credit offerings lost by high school’s in it’s district due to new regulations.
At the April meeting of the NCHS Board, NCHS Interim Superintendent and KC Foundation Board Member Thomas Hawkins announced to the board that the plan was moving ahead.
The KC Foundation will be paying for those dual credit offerings which were lost for the next two years.
The offerings will be able to be taken by students at their own schools if possible, but students can also travel to take a class, if they are able.
“If the kids want to take something that we didn’t have before at another location,” Hawkins said, “they can drive to Centralia on a Saturday or something and take it there.”
“That’s a big deal,” Hawkins continued. “If you can go and take a college credit class and not pay any tuition for it, that’s pretty doggone good!”