By Lon Anderson
Vocational education (Vo-Tech) programs for Hardy County students were front and center for Hardy County School Board members at their meeting on January 21, especially with a deadline looming that night to vote on adding programs for the next year.
After reviewing current statistics concerning Hardy County High School students in Vo-Tech programs, board members seemed discouraged with enrollment numbers for several of the existing programs.
“There are some scheduling issues that just knocks those kids right out (of the program),” said board member Jerry Yates.
To participate, Hardy County students must be bused to