EMCC Board hears GTECHS update

Charlie Benton
Daily Times Leader

The East Mississippi Community College Board of Trustees received an update on the situation surrounding the Golden Triangle Early College High School at its meeting Monday.

GTECHS Principal Jill Savely and EMCC Golden Triangle campus Vice President Paul Miller gave an update on the status of the school after both the Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District and Columbus Municipal School District pulled out of their agreements with GTECHS citing rising cost, saying the school is no longer serving its target population and the districts having to pay for homeschool and private school students to attend the school.

The program allows students to earn an associate's degree or technical certificate from East Mississippi Community College along with their high school diploma.

The school graduated its first class last year.

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