HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!! TO EVERYONE….. The Cosmetology Board held a telephone conference call Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. for the purpose to discuss a few questions that needed to be answered for the New Testing Company…
At the start of the meeting the Board Attorney recommended to the Board that they close the meeting to discuss if there was a need for the Board to meet in Executive Session… What a FREAKing Joke!!!!! Are they kidding me… Anyways the meeting was closed and we the PUBLIC had to sit in the hallway…. After about 15 minutes we were called back in to find out that the Board decided not to go into Executive Session and did allow US to listen to the questions up for discussion… Thank You Shelly for Voting to allow the Public to hear the Board discussion…. YEAH Shelly!!!!!! We all know that Leisa McElreath and Teresa Whitman wanted to go into Executive Session….
1. There will be 10 State Law questions and the current pass score is 70%…. Question was did the Board want to consider lowering that score to 60%…. All Board members voted to keep 70%…. The part I am not certain about is the 10 Law Questions built into the National test or is it to be a separate test?????
2. If a Hot or Cold Iron to be used / Spring or Marcel Iron to be used…. All Board members voted to use HOT Iron and student could use choice Spring or Marcel and if student uses Marcel it MUST be electric….
3. Will the Instructors be permitted to know what subject matter they will be test on before their testing date…. All Board members agreed to allow the Instructors to be notified in advance of testing what their subject matter they will be required to demonstrate….
Board Attorney Jeff Jernigan, stated that PCS was working with several of the Community Colleges around the state so that students would be able to take the written examinations at a Community College close to them and only have to travel to Jackson to take their practical examination. Jeff also state that actual testing locations should be available for Board approval at its regular January Board meeting.. 1/26/2015
By now everyone should have received either and e-mail or written notice of the Sunday 1-25-2015 Board hosted workshop…. Our new School Coordinator, Tavia Thornton will be hosting this workshop… The workshop is being offered at two different times, this will allow for people who have to travel a far distance to Jackson a later session… You can choose 8:30 a.m. -11:30 a.m. or 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. This will be a GREAT time to meet the new School Coordinator and give you a chance to ask questions…. Please remember NO QUESTIONS ABOUT TESTING at this meeting… This meeting will be Informational and is supposed to help the schools to better understand the flow of the paperwork at the Board office and what we can do to ensure that our graduates can get processed through the Board office as efficiently as possible… This is a NEW Year and I am going to this event with a positive attitude… I plan to attend both session and hope to meet a lot of new faces and looking forward to seeing some familiar ones…..