JAMESTOWN, N.D. (NewsDakota.com) – The Jamestown Public School Board moved to approve new curriculum that includes aviation and drone technology in the future.

Jamestown Public School Superintendent Dr. Rob Lech says the opportunity in Career and Technical Education (CTE) has been in the works for some time.

Dr. Lech says commitment from other organizations will be vital in the next steps, but there’s been opportunities for aviation I and II, drone and drone technology, and lifeguard certification and water safety.

He added that the biggest hurdle was cost of equipment for a course such as drones and drone technology.

Dr. Lech says it could be a good partnership for the district and partner.

As drone technology continues to evolve, it’s believed the curriculum would benefit students and provide them opportunity to explore with the plan to expand to next levels.

Dr. Lech says there may even be opportunity for community as well.

Surveys have shown a high level of interest in these courses.