2010-08-18 / School News

Changes to Alternative School program announced

The Jenkins County Board of Education (BOE) has recently made several changes to the way it will provide alternative education services to the students of Jenkins County. One very visible change will be that the program will no longer be called the Crossroads Alternative School, but rather, the PATHWAYS program. PATHWAYS stands for “Positive Academic Tracks Helping Work All Youth toward Success.”

In addition, the members of the BOE have also adopted a Uniform Dress Code for this program, as well. Students attending the PATHWAYS program will be required to wear a uniform which consists of a solid white polo style shirt with no logos and khaki (tan) slacks with belt loops. Slacks will be worn at the natural waist with a belt. Female students have the option to wear a khaki knee-length or longer skirt, rather than wearing slacks. Additional stipulations of the dress code will be discussed with the student and his/her parent or guardian prior to entering this program.

A new requirement for the program is that the student and his/ her parent or guardian must meet with the director of the program before the student may begin attending the program. Mr. Jim Jarvis has been named as the Director of Alternative Programs for the Jenkins County school system and oversees the PATHWAYS program. Anyone needing additional information or having any questions about the program, please feel to contact Mr. Jarvis at (478) 982-7506.

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