Teachers in the West Central School Corporation will see an increase in their base pay under terms of a contract approved last week by the school board. Superintendent Don Street says they will each get a $1,000 raise. Continue reading
Small school corporations throughout the state are feeling a pinch in the pocketbook thanks to changes in the state’s per-pupil funding formula. West Central Superintendent Don Street says state tuition support is down significantly over last year. Continue reading
The West Central School Board adopted the 2016 budget when they met Thursday evening. Superintendent Don Street says it’s a total of $9.3 million. That includes $400,000 into the rainy day fund and a general fund budget of $6.4 million. West Central’s debt service budget is $797,000, and just over $1 million is allocated for capital projects. The corporation’s transportation budget is $574,000 and bus replacement is about $158,000. Continue reading
“Our enrollment is at currently 818 students. The complexity index that we have talked about before has changed with different laws with the state legislature, and many small, rural schools are being hurt by that complexity index change.” Continue reading
According to Eastern Pulaski Community Schools’ Superintendent Dan Foster, the corporation has been having some concerns with their primary financial provider for several months now. Issues included inconsistency, unreliability and an abundance of unnecessary fees.
In order to solve the problem, a proposal was composed and sent out to several potential providers. The current institution did not even reply to the proposal. This led Superintendent Foster to address the school board Monday evening and suggest switching their primary financial institution to one of the two places that did respond. Continue reading
The Eastern Pulaski School Corporation campus will soon have a new bench commemorating the memory of former Superintendent Harry Cords. At the school board meeting Monday evening, one item on the agenda was to approve a $750 donation from the Cords family. Thanks to unanimous approval from the board, the donation was accepted and the board discussed where exactly to place the memorial bench. Continue reading
The Eastern Pulaski School Board discussed back-to-school matters when they met last night. Superintendent Foster will address faculty members in the middle/high school cafeteria at noon. Students have a chance to meet their teachers tonight. Continue reading
The Eastern Pulaski School Board meets this evening at 5:30 pm Eastern to receive start of school building reports from the elementary, middle and high schools. The board will also act on a request to approve Gibraltar Design, Inc for a roofing project. Continue reading
Don’t miss your chance to join in on the Spirit of Pulaski County Festival tomorrow. The festival, formerly known as German Fest, had a name change in order to be able to include different things and be more all encompassing. Continue reading
The Indiana Bicentennial Commission oversees the planning and execution of a statewide celebration for Indiana’s 200th birthday. On the final day of July they held a meeting where more than fifty Legacy Projects were deliberated. Pulaski County’s Legacy Project was among those that received the commission’s approval. Continue reading
Bargains abound in Medaryville today. The community on U.S. 421 in Pulaski County is hosting town-wide yard sales all day. Several local residents are participating. Watch for signs as you head into town, and watch for pedestrian traffic as you drive through.
This year’s charitable motorcycle ride sponsored by the North Judson Kersting’s Cycle Center was a success. The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office extended a congratulatory thanks to the Kankakee Valley chapter 1326 of the Harley Owners Group for raising nearly $700 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Continue reading
Renovations to the High School/Middle School building and Elementary School Building were discussed at length during the Eastern Pulaski School Board meeting Monday evening. It should come as no surprise that the removal of asbestos within the buildings came up. During their meeting the board unanimously approved the proposal for asbestos removal. Continue reading
The Eastern Pulaski Community School Board met last night for their final meeting of the summer. The Board unanimously approved a number of items on the agenda including a base bid of approximately $2.6 million for the elementary school renovation contract. Continue reading
On the first of July Purdue Extension officially welcomed a new member to their staff. Recent Purdue West Lafayette graduate Mandy Medbourn is the new health and human sciences extension educator for Starke and Pulaski County. Medbourn had the chance to really immerse her self within the communities during her first full week as a Purdue Extension Educator. Continue reading
During the West Central School Board meeting Thursday evening the school board utilized chrome books in an effort to cut down on paper costs. One of the items on the agenda under new business was the opening of bids on an old van that is no longer in use at the school.
Following their meeting Monday evening, the NJSP School Board held a work session to discuss the formation of a Political Action Committee. They considered various community members who could potentially be contacted to assist the school with the referendum process. The P.A.C would be responsible for making sure community members are registered to vote and spreading the word about the corporation and why the referendum is needed. Continue reading
The Pulaski County 4-H Fair kicked off with the annual Miss Pulaski Pageant on Sunday. Six local ladies came together to compete for the crown. Contestants included Briana Gallegos, Melissa Ann Bailey, Olivea Eschelman-Gorby, Macy Bischoff, Alyssa Bushman and Kallie Rasmussen. Since May the candidates have been meeting weekly to train for the pageant with things such as make-up application, dress rehearsals, mock-judging, interviews and public speaking. Continue reading
The annual Spirit of Pulaski County, formerly known as Germanfest, is scheduled to take place on Saturday, August 8 this year at the Train Depot in downtown Winamac. During the event, the Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce is hosting a spirit ride and spirit walk in memory of Tina Kasten and all other domestic abuse victims. Kasten is a local woman whose husband was arrested for her murder back in May. Continue reading