The attendance is over 1,500 students, Jones said, “and they are thinking they will probably be at 1,600 students next year.”
The Dubiski campus schools are aligned with the U.S. Department of Labor Career Clusters, according to the school's website, http://www.gpisd.org/dubiski. Dubiski's offerings include architecture, engineering, arts, audio-visual technology and communications, business, marketing, finance, information technology, health science, transportation and logistics.
Jones said trustees visited the campus to see how portions of the Dubiski concept might translate on a local scale for this community.
“We want to continue to work and provide an educated and skilled workforce for the community and to educate our students with the skills they need to have good jobs that will help them earn a living wage and be able to keep some of our young people in our community,” Haterius said.
Since last week's visit to the Grand Prairie ISD campus, she said she and Ruelas have talked to Mineral Wells Area Chamber of Commerce President Dacey Malone and Executive Director Beth Watson “to continue the conversation and work on ways to collaborate with the business community to educate our kids for their future career path.”
In other business:
• Haterius gave an update on the district's Facility Needs Assessment. She said VLK Architectures were on campuses this week to meet with staff and students for the initial phase of the assessment.
• Jay Walsworth, assistant superintendent for student services and human resources, updated the school board on the district's highly qualified teacher report.
He explained what it takes for a district's professional teachers and paraprofessionals to meet the state standard of faculty and educational staff being 100 percent highly qualified in the subjects they administer.
“I'm proud of MWISD for saying we are 100-percent highly qualified,” Walsworth noted.