SBCTC Clarifies Policies

“I want to address some false information that has been circulating about the South Branch Career and Technical Center,” said Julie Hansrote, financial director at SBCTC.

Hansrote addressed the Hardy County Board of Education at the meeting held Monday, March 2.

Hansrote said there were five points she wanted to clarify.

“One – there is no test to attend the South Branch Career and Technical Center. There is an interview process.

“Two – Drug testing is not mandatory. Last year there were 51 students who volunteered to be drug tested. Those students earned a Drug-Free Certification that they can present to any potential employer.

“Three – It was reported that students must attend two years at South Branch to become certified in a completer course. In fact, students get certificates after each year.

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• The next meeting of the Hardy County Board of Education will be held on Monday, March 16 beginning at 5 p.m. The meeting will be held at the central office, 510 Ashby St. in Moorefield. The public is invited to attend.