The school year is off to a good start at Oregon-Davis, according to Superintendent Don Harman. “We had our open house and our cookout,” he says. “It was a big success. We want to thank everybody, and thank all of our parents and students for a great start to the school year.”
During its meeting Monday, the school board gave its approval to publish the 2017 budget. Harman says it doesn’t include any major changes, “There shouldn’t be any real surprises. We’re just following pretty much the same budget that we’ve had in the past, but nothing really should change from the budget from last year.” Their draft budget will be published in the Aug. 18th edition of The Leader.
In other business, the school board continued the process of bringing the corporation’s policies up to date with NEOLA recommendations. “NEOLA is a company that helps us make sure that everything is in compliance and make sure that we’re in code with the Indiana Code and things like that,” Harman says. “So again, a lot of those policies just are being updated with possibly new language, involving everything from volunteer firefighting to employment to possibly things that involve students, operations, and things like that.”
The Oregon-Davis School Board approved several more policy updates Monday. Harman says it will take another couple of months of reviewing and updating the corporation’s policies to catch it up with NEOLA’s current guidelines. After that, he says updates will typically be made twice a school year.