Knox School Board Discusses Bus Options


A 78-passenger school bus and two minivans were approved for purchase last night by the Knox School Board. A study on the advisability of leasing the vehicles is still incomplete. The purchase will not be made until the review is complete and ultimately recommends purchase over lease. 

Middle School Principal, Josh Pugh, presented the “Spotlight on Success” report. Lisa Dan, from the Starke County Economic Development Foundation, reported on the success of the “Manufacture’s Day” program at the Weinberg gymnasium. She said they had received more than 100 thank you notes from students of the several area schools which participated.  A token of appreciation from the Foundation was presented to Mr. Pugh for the support of Middle School staff.

The second portion of the “Spotlight on Success” agenda,

the “Reality Store” report, was presented by two 8th grade students, Alexis Dickson and Nichole Vandy. They reported on their selection of career paths and the “reality” of the experiences of meeting projected living expenses.

Both had to seek a second imaginary job to balance their budget.

The Board approved routine updates to the NEOLA and JESSE contracts. Also approved were new hires, a  maternity leave, and an extracurricular resignation.

High School principal, Elizabeth Radcliff, reported a successful speech event with the team winning a 5th place trophy. Individual student merit included Bryndin Howard,

Marie Hasnerl, Andrew VanAsdall, Jenny Enger and Sanmuel Kuric.

A number of scheduled sports and Christmas events were mentioned in a report of the busy holiday schedule.