Parents of School District 70 students have yet another option for keeping their kids busy on Fridays.
Now that D70 has switched to a four-day school week, many parents are looking for ways to occupy their students free time. One of those ways could be to send them to Pueblo Community College. "We wanted students to have something viable to do on the Fridays," says D70 Assistant Superintendent Ginger Andenucio.
Much like the summer kids college program, a special set of classes will be offered to students on Fridays. Kids in grades five and up will meet from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at the PCC campus to study a wide variety of topics. The first two areas that will be covered are math and science. "The majority of the parents who have called me are wanting their children to get more in the way of math and science. So that's what we are focusing on in the first tract," explains Kari Yolotz, Coordinator of Youth Programs at PCC.
Yalotz says, more than 20 retired and substitute teachers have already been interviewed for positions with this program. All those being considered have certification to teach K-12.
It will cost $80 for the three Friday course, and another $45 if parents want their students to eat at the campus cafeteria Pueblo Joe's. Most of the parents KKTV talked to say, the cost is worth it. "It would be difficult for us to do, but i think for some people who could afford it, it would be good," says D70 parent, Sheri Jones.
For a comprehensive list of other options D70 parents have in regards to Friday activities for their child, visit the link below.