Community college plans delayed
By DAVE McMILLION / Staff Writer, Charles Town
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Plans to begin offering community college classes in Martinsburg are likely to be delayed, a Shepherd College official said Wednesday.
Shepherd officials had hoped to begin classes at the former Blue Ridge Outlet Center next month, but they have determined that will be difficult, said Peter Checkovich, provost of Shepherd's Community and Technical College.
There was a concern that if classes were started at the school's current location in Shepherdstown, W.Va., and then moved to Martinsburg in the middle of the semester, it would be too disruptive for students, Checkovich said.
"They have already got their baby-sitting arranged and transportation services lined up for one location," Checkovich said.
The school, however, may be able to start up some computer classes in the outlet complex in late February or March, Checkovich said.