By Graham Sturgeon, staff writer

The Corunna Public Schools recently received word that the school district will be given a sizable donation from Baker College in Owosso that includes $50,000 to $60,000-worth of CNC (Computerized Numerical Control) machines that the district will use to help establish their upcoming Mechatronics class.

Assistant Sup’t. John Fattal is hoping that the new class, which is described as “a technology class that will combine electronic and mechanical engineering,” will be added to the 2016-17 school year’s curriculum.

The CNC machines are used to fabricate designs that will be entered into the machine by students. After the design is entered, it will then create the desired item out of wood, plastic or metal. The school system received three “like new” CNC machines, along with two older milling machines and several related accessories.

The class is still in the planning stages and will need to be approved by the Corunna Public Schools Board of Education after the Curriculum Committee finalizes the plan. Fattal said he is excited about the donation and the prospects of the new, innovative class that his school district will, presumably, offer.

“This class has a huge potential upside for our students in making them college and career ready,” Fattal said. Metals teacher Jared Andres is certified to teach Mechatronics and is set to teach the class in the Fall of 2016.

Corunna Public Schools to Receive Generous Donation was last modified: November 2nd, 2015 by Karen Elford