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By Beka Compton
The Times 

STEM program cut at Waitsburg Elementary, raising questions about levy item

Waitsburg School District will not offer K-5 STEM classes for the foreseeable future

 

August 13, 2020

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Pam Beasley

WAITSBURG-Many parents within the Waitsburg School District questioned a levy line item, STEM/Fine Arts, following the resignation of the STEM teacher Pam Beasley.

At the beginning of the 2019-20 school year, music teacher Shelby Pomerinke resigned. It was decided to postpone hiring a music teacher until the next school year, and the board opted to offer a one-year, K-5 STEM program, taught by Beasley.

A former kindergarten teacher, Beasley has always been an advocate for the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics program. In recent years, she has returned to school to complete...



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