Proposed CTE program textbooks on display

Proposed CTE program textbooks on display


New proposed textbooks for the physical rehabilitation career and technology education (CTE) program are on display for review at the Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building and the Robert D. Stethem Educational Center. If approved for use by the Board of Education of Charles County, the textbooks will be incorporated into program curriculum later this school year.

The physical rehabilitation CTE program is available for interested high school students and based at the Stethem Center. Staff is proposing the textbooks based on feedback from the program advisory council, as well as physical rehabilitation instructors from other programs in Maryland, and to support course curriculum.

The texts include “Therapeutic Exercise: Foundations and Techniques” authored by John Borstad, Lynn Allen Colby and Carolyn Kisner, and “Muscles: Testing and Function, with Posture and Pain” authored by Florence Kendall, Elizabeth McCreary, Patricia Provance, Mary Rodgers and William Romani.  

The Board of Education is reviewing the books and will take action on the proposal at its Nov. 13 meeting. Community members are encouraged to review the books and provide comment in writing to the Board of Education, P.O. Box 2770, La Plata, MD, 20646; by email to boardmail@ccboe.com; or in person at the 6 p.m., Public Forum set for Oct. 9 and Nov. 13 at the Starkey Building.

About CCPS

Charles County Public Schools provides 26,900 students in grades prekindergarten through 12 with an academically challenging education. Located in Southern Maryland, Charles County Public Schools has 36 schools that offer a technologically advanced, progressive and high quality education that builds character, equips for leadership and prepares students for life, careers and higher education.

The Charles County public school system does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age or disability in its programs, activities or employment practices. For inquiries, please contact Kathy Kiessling, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 Coordinator (students) or Nikial Majors, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 Coordinator (employees/adults), at Charles County Public Schools, Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building, P.O. Box 2770, La Plata, MD 20646; 301-932-6610/301-870-3814. For special accommodations call 301-934-7230 or TDD 1-800-735-2258 two weeks prior to the event. 

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