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School Board hears update on Bulldog Coffeehouse project
Project helps transition students learn job skills
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Much of Tuesday night’s meeting of the Boscobel School Board was used to hear presentations – first on the growing success of the Bulldog Coffeehouse run by students of the Special Education’s transition classes and then on immersive trips being planned by the high school Spanish and Biology teachers.

Wally Byrne introduced the board to students from the Transition 9-10 and Transition 11-12 classes, which includes students who have graduated but are continuing to take classes to improve skills. The program is designed to help these students succeed both in and after high school. Because it is part of Special Education, students can continue to receive instruction until they are 21.

Begun last year with the Transition 11-12 class, Byrne explained that the Bulldog Coffeehouse project was developed by the students themselves to help them develop job skills and experience, as well as experience in planning and implementing projects.

“This is where we are doing a great job (in this school district), because these student are problem solvers,” Byrne said...

For the complete article, please see the Nov. 17, 2016 issue of the Boscobel Dial.