Catawba County K-64 Board funds summer teacher training

By John Bailey, Hickory Daily Record

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The newly formed K-64 Board approved $118,505 during Thursday’s meeting to be used by Hickory Public Schools, Newton-Conover City Schools and Catawba County Schools for teachers’ summer technology training.

The board also elected Michael Ellwanger, director of Global Cable Product Development, as the chair for the new Technology Task Force.

The first vote addressed one of K-64’s initial objectives – creating tech-savvy educators with money that covers the cost of training and includes stipends for teachers and some hardware.

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