Western Dubuque School Board members approved a concurrent enrollment agreement with Northeast Iowa Community College, along with program agreements for an auto and diesel academy and a health occupations academy with NICC during their Aug. 12 meeting.

Concurrent enrollment courses allow students to receive both high school and college credit for successful completion of the course.

The auto and diesel academy begins Monday, Aug. 26 and will follow the NICC calendar year. Western Dubuque will accept responsibility for the total costs per student per year for the course, textbook, supplies and instructor. Costs for autos and diesel each run $1,300 per course. First semester courses end Wednesday, Dec. 18.

Costs associated with the health occupations academy are also the responsibility of Western Dubuque and run $150 per student per course per semester.

Health occupations academy classes begin Monday, Aug. 26, with first semester classes ending Wednesday, Dec. 18

The board also:

• Denied a 2019-20 open enrollment application.

• Approved change orders for work on the additions to buildings in Dyersville, Epworth and Farley.

• Approved handbook changes regarding junior high code of conduct violations.