- Review the first reading of curriculum for the Junior ROTC program, years 1-4.
Denman said the U.S. Army develops the curriculum for all four years or LETs (leadership and education training).
“It’s a very heavy curriculum,” he said. “Every year they have mandated activities and elective activities.”
- Hear an update on the implementation of the Junior ROTC program at DHS.
According to a memo from DHS Principal Mark Neil, 115 students have returned signed documents indicating interest and parental consent to enroll in the Junior ROTC program that starts on Jan. 19 for the second semester and will be temporarily housed on the second floor of the high school. Neil said the majority of the interested students — 60 percent — are freshmen but there is representation from the sophomore and junior classes.
The interview process began Wednesday to fill the two Junior ROTC instructor positions. Denman said one non-commissioned officer — either a sergeant or sergeant major — and one commissioned officer, a retired lieutenant colonel, will be hired.
- Meet in closed session to discuss whether to hire a federal mediator to help move along contract negotiations with the Danville Education Association.
Denman said the district’s food service and custodian contract also has gone to mediation.