Mount Vernon News

By Mount Vernon News
November 20, 2012 10:16 am EST


MOUNT VERNON — China was featured Monday at the Knox County Educational Service Center school board meeting.


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Superintendent Timm Mackley shared some highlights of his recent trip to visit schools and meet with Chinese education officials. While the students in the two schools he visited wore uniforms and there were 30 to 40 students to a class, unlike the norm in the United States, Mackley said he was most struck by the similarites between Chinese and U.S. teachers and pupils.

“Kids are kids and teacehrs are teachers,” he said.

Mackley’s trip was sponsored by an education institute in China and the U.S. College Board. There was no cost to the KCESC.

Besides approving routine financial reports and transactions, the board accepted the donation of $1,800 from Ariel Corp. to the Knox Learning Center to be used for supplies and materials. It approved the disposal of an outdated copier at the Learning Center, and learned from Treasurer Heather Darnold there has been a decrease of $3,595.25 in the Early Childhood Special Education Grant. She said the Ohio Department of Education gave no explanaiton for the decrease.

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