By Jody Miller
BATH TWP.: The Revere Board of Education approved a contract for $23,780 with Greystar Builders June 25 for remodeling work on Room 239 at Revere High School.
Greystar was the lowest of three bidders on the project, which calls for remodeling the classroom to accommodate a new Life Skills program for students with specialized needs in the Revere district.
The room is to be refurnished to provide both an academic area and a simulated home setting to enable students to increase their independent living skills, Chris Kovach, director of student services for the district, explained. At the same time, the Life Skills program will enable Revere students with specialized needs to attend classes at the high school rather than outside of the district.
"The focus of the Life Skills program is to develop independent living, career and employability skills for our students," Kovach, who started successful programs similar to this in her two previous positions in other school districts, said. "The classroom will provide space for functional academics and life skills learning, to help students become more independent."
One of the goals of the program, Kovach noted, is to keep the students here in their home community where they will be living and working after graduation.