FCI-Petersburg's Education Department Problems and Innovative Solutions

Today I have something not all that pleasant to share with you. As I reported several weeks ago, the FCI-Petersburg Education Department has cut back on its open house hours. This means that the Education Department will now be closed all day on Sundays (which was already the case) and on Friday nights after 3:30 p.m. (which is new).

This additional closure, while not huge on its face, becomes imposing when you take into account the programming that would have occurred in the Education Department from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Friday nights. Specifically, two Adult Continuing Education classes which would have taught around 35 students and the Friday night GED Fast-Track program which would have taught another 25 students. The new Friday night closure of the Education Department now means that the two Adult Continuing Education classes will be cancelled and the GED Fast-Track program will be cut back to 5 days a week.

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