The Lincoln County School District and Oregon Coast Community College have partnered to provide a pathway for LCSD classified staff to become teachers or other licensed staff. In an effort to diversify its workforce, LCSD received a $100,000 Grow Your Own grant from the Oregon Department of Education to provide financial opportunities to existing staff to pursue further education. Preference will be given to those who are bilingual, bicultural, biliterate or meet other diversity criteria.
LCSD will now offer three education pathways — the above pathway for classified staff, along with two ongoing pathways for students who graduate from LCSD. The programs offer paid classroom experience while enrolled at Oregon Coast Community College through the Early Childhood Pathway, or an Associates of Arts Oregon Transfer related to an elementary education degree in partnership with OCCC and Western Oregon University.
Interested staff can learn more about the new program by attending an information session. Two upcoming dates are planned:
• From 4 to 5 p.m. on Jan. 20 — https://tinyurl.com/y22efujz
• From 4 to 5 p.m. on Jan. 27 — https://tinyurl.com/y5svf2jx