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School board to study funds for MTI welding, manufacturing program

The Mitchell Board of Education, at today's regularly scheduled meeting, will consider a budget supplement to fund a new welding and manufacturing program at the school.

Money for the new welding program will come from a $582,180 grant from the Governor's Office of Economic Development. A supplement is required because the program, which was strongly supported by Gov. Dennis Daugaard, was not part of MTI's original budget.

The board is also expected to hear an update on pending education legislation from Superintendent Joe Graves.

The meeting begins at 5 p.m. in Room 116 at the Mitchell Technical Institute north campus. It is open to the public.

The board also will consider:

• Recognizing Mitchell High School debate coach Ron Grimsley for earning distinction as a fourth diamond coach in the National Forensic League.

• Approving the K-12 calendar for the 2012-2013 school year.

• Approving a bid for a new roof for the MCTEA building.

• Approving a supplement to the MTI budget to fund the new welding program.

• Approving four open enrollment applications and seven applications for home schooling.