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By Emma Philbrook
The Times 

Waitsburg School Board Wrestles with Graduation Requirements

Board will consider making Life Management Skills an elective during Thursday meeting


August 16, 2018

WAITSBURG—Most Waitsburg High School alumni over the past couple of decades were required to take a class called “Life Management Skills” their junior year. The class met in the Home Ec lab, a long room in the middle of the building with a row of kitchen stations against the far wall.

Students balanced mock checkbooks, put together hypothetical budgets, learned how to comparison-shop for groceries, and went over the ups and downs of using a credit card. Come test day, they were expected to be experts on everything from car insurance to IRAs, from healthcare costs to the process of co...

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