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KCTC moves some programs to virtual format

Many health programs along with graphic design impacted

Kent ISD — Due to two of its staff people having been impacted by COVID-19, the Kent Career Tech Center has moved several of its programs to virtual/remote learning until Monday, Oct. 26.

The affected programs are Health Career Foundations, Medical Assisting, Diagnostics, Personal Care Technician/Nurse Tech, Sports Medicine, Pharmacy, and Graphic Arts.

“While we would prefer in-person instruction, due to the nature of our classes, it can be hard to find long-term (substitute) coverage for staff that is industry specific to the topics we cover,” Tech Center Principal Ryan Graham wrote in a letter to families. “Moving to remote instruction allows our staff to continue leading the curriculum while offsite, and as a team to support students.”

According to the Kent ISD COVID-19 dashboard, the Kent ISD Main Campus, located at 2930 Knapp St. NE, has had 14 student cases and two staff cases reported. In all the Kent ISD programs, there have been 25 COVID-19 cases reported.

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Joanne Bailey-Boorsma
Joanne Bailey-Boorsma
Joanne Bailey-Boorsma is a reporter covering Kent ISD, Godwin Heights, Kelloggsville, Forest Hills and Comstock Park. The salutatorian for the Hartland Public Schools class of 1985, she changed her colors from blue and maize to green and white by attending Michigan State University, where she majored in journalism. Joanne moved to the Grand Rapids area in 1989, where she started her journalism career at the Advance Newspapers. She later became the editor for On-the-Town magazine, a local arts and entertainment publication. Her eldest daughter is a nurse, working in Holland, and her youngest attends Oakland University. Both are graduates from Byron Center High School. She is a volunteer for the Van Singel Fine Arts Advisory Board and the Kent District Library. In her free time, Joanne enjoys spending time with her family, checking out local theater and keeping up with all the exchange students they have hosted through the years. Read Joanne's full bio


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