Business department revived

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Business students meet to come up with questions and suggestions for Mr.Fay’s new business department plan. (Schuyler Yager)

By Schuyler Yager, Op-Ed Editor, Reporter

Featured Photo: Business students meet to come up with questions and suggestions for Mr.Fay’s new business department plan. (Schuyler Yager)

Rangeview’s FBLA and DECA and business programs have new life just weeks after Principal Mr.Fay decided to cut the entire department. Students met with him in the library yesterday; he wanted to discuss the new plans for the business department.

Almost two weeks prior to this meeting Mr.Fay made the decision to cut the the entire business department, DECA and FBLA along with three teachers in favor of STEM programs, teachers said. This meeting was held to express his concerns and and discuss a new plan for the Rangeview Business program.

“I knew I made a horrible decision,” said Fay “I made a decision that didn’t include the students.”

He then announced his plan to offer some Business classes to students already enrolled for the next two years. Business will not be offered to incoming freshmen at this time, but Mr.Fay drove his point home that he wanted to enhance the business program at Rangeview.

FBLA sign in the business department hallway. (Schuyler Yager)
FBLA sign in the business department hallway. (Schuyler Yager)

When the floor was opened up for questions, many students asked how the program could be enhanced if there won’t be new students able to take the courses. Fay replied that he wanted student input for these details. This is a new part of the equation — the original business decision had no student input at all, a decision which Fay said he regretted.

As for DECA and FBLA, Fay told the students they will both still be offered, but they will probably have to be run by one teacher. This is because the business staff is still going to have to be diminished. When asked about the teachers, Fay said he wasn’t sure about the staffing; that’s one detail that still needs to be worked out.

Right after the meeting students retreated to business classes to come up with questions and suggestions for Rangeview’s business program.

Principal Fay said he listened to the students and the parents that voiced their opinions and that may have made a difference in his decision to change the fate of the business department.