Keefe Tech Wants Students To Enroll in One Non-Traditional Gender Class; School Has Half Million Surplus in Transportation Budget

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By Luke Canavan

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FRAMINGHAM – Keefe Tech administration said it wants all students to be required to take at least one non-traditional gender class.

Non-traditional gender classes for females include automotive technology, carpentry, culinary arts, electrical, horticulture, information technology, legal & protective services, metal fabrication, plumbing, and programming & web development.

Non-traditional gender classes for males include cosmetology, dental assisting, early childhood education, and health careers.

Keefe Tech administration told the School Committee about the initiative at its meeting last Monday, April 12.

Also at that meeting, the administration gave an update on the municipal meetings the school is having with its member communities for its 2021-22 school budget.

Keefe Tech has already met with Natick three times and is currently in the process of meeting with Holliston, Hopkinton, and Ashland in order to approve their budget for the upcoming year.

According to Keefe Tech administration, their budget will not be fully approved until it has been signed off on by four other towns, as well as the Framingham City Council.

The School Committee voted unanimously at its meeting to put the entire transportation surplus back into the account for use during the upcoming year. The transportation surplus is $462,472.

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Luke Canavan is a spring 2021 SOURCE intern. He is a senior at UMass Amherst.

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