[wyomingabe] Re: Response to Robin's comments

  • From: "West, Robin" <rwest@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <wyomingabe@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 13 Apr 2006 16:30:28 -0600

The way the bill reads now, at least as it was explained to us, is that
anyone taking the GED before their high school class has graduated will
NEVER be eligible for Hathaway even if their class graduates two years
later. It is not a temporary condition. The thinking was that this would
discourage younger students from dropping out of school. Robin

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[mailto:wyomingabe-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Lisa Mixer
Sent: Thursday, April 13, 2006 2:59 PM
To: wyoming ABE list serve
Subject: [wyomingabe] Response to Robin's comments

Well, well, it's Casper College again!! We just downloaded the Hathaway
bill and it was a good idea! On page 34, Line 3-7, is where the comment
is made that Robin refers to.  The department they refer to is the
Department of Ed. Will we be asking the DOE be make a special
consideration for most of our 16 year old's and some of our 17 and 18
year old's requests for a scholarship or as the bill states, "for other
good cause?" What might be considered as a "good cause?" Will this "good
cause" be liberally applied or will this be a barrier to going forth
into post secondary? Does this mean that our students whose class has
not graduated will attend a community college/UW without the benefit of
the scholarship until their class has finally graduated? Help, we need
some vision of how this will play out!! Most of our highest level
students are 16! 
Bev and Lisa 

Lisa Mixer
ABE/GED Co-director
Literacy Volunteers of Casper Tutor Coordinator
125 College Drive
Casper, Wyoming 82601
307-268-3021 fax

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