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Eastern Pulaski School Board Approves Contract for Dietician

By: Anita Goodan
Published: April 19th, 2014

The Eastern Pulaski School Board approved a contract with Educational Service Center and hired Kaylyn Herrold as a Dietician to aid the cafeteria staff.

Superintendent Dan Foster said she can help the staff in keeping up with federal guidelines.

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North Judson-San Pierre School Board Approves Contract for The Crossing

By: Anita Goodan
Published: April 18th, 2014

The CrossingAll three Starke County schools have now approved a contract to be part of The Crossing alternative school.

The North Judson-San Pierre School Board approved the contract Tuesday night and will join Knox Community Schools and Oregon-Davis Schools in creating a Starke County Crossing school. The school helps those students who have fallen out of the traditional public school setting and helps them get a second chance at getting the education that they need.

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Eastern Pulaski School Board Approves Summer School Courses

By: Anita Goodan
Published: April 18th, 2014

 The Eastern Pulaski School Board approved summer school classes during their meeting this week.

Superintendent Dan Foster said a few courses will be offered this summer.

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North Judson-San Pierre School Board Continues to Study Budget for Cuts

By: Anita Goodan
Published: April 17th, 2014

The North Judson-San Pierre School Board continues to find ways to cut $1.2 million from the general fund in the corporation’s budget.

Superintendent Lynn Johnson said a budget work session was held last week to tackle this issue.

“We’re still in the process of making reductions,” stated Johnson. “We did have some retirements this year and so that does help with the budget. Some of the budget reductions will be basically a half of a year because we’re just talking just half of the year in 2014. In 2015, you’ll have the whole year’s advantage. We’re looking at making final recommendations at the May 20 meeting.”

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Lunch Prices to Increase at Eastern Pulaski Schools

By: Anita Goodan
Published: April 17th, 2014

The price for lunch at the cafeteria at the Eastern Pulaski School Corporation will be going up slightly.

Superintendent Dan Foster said the increase was in line with federal guidelines.

“We did increase our cafeteria lunch prices again. We have to get up to that two-dollar-and-fifty-three cent limit or something like that so we begrudgingly increased our cafeteria lunches ten cents.”

DOE Releases Graduation Rate Data

By: Anita Goodan
Published: April 17th, 2014

The Indiana Department of Education released graduation rate data Wednesday for the 2012-2013 school year.

The graduation rate is up from 2012. The average rate for all schools was 88.6% and most of the local schools are above that rate.

John Glenn Schools had the highest graduation rate of the local schools at 96.6% and Culver Community Schools had the lowest graduation rate at 77%.

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Indiana School Superintendent Names Indiana Four Star Schools

By: Anita Goodan
Published: April 16th, 2014

 Indiana’s Four Star schools for the 2012-2013 school year were announced Tuesday.

Among the 331 schools named, four local schools achieved the status. Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz announced that John Glenn High School, Kingsbury Elementary School in LaPorte, Webster Elementary School in Plymouth and Tri-Township Consolidated School Corporation in LaCrosse reached Four Star School status.

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Eastern Pulaski School Board to Consider Contract with The Crossing

By: Anita Goodan
Published: April 16th, 2014

 The Eastern Pulaski School Board has started a discussion about The Crossing which is a school that helps educate students who have dropped out of school, transitioned to home school or who were expelled at one time during their educational career.

Superintendent Dan Foster stressed that the board is only in the discussion phase at this point.

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North Judson-San Pierre School Board Members to Tackle Topics in Regular Meeting

By: Anita Goodan
Published: April 15th, 2014
Michael Shireman, Jim Menis, Larry Lambert Marsha Reimbold and Patricia Goin

Michael Shireman, Jim Menis, Larry Lambert
Marsha Reimbold and Patricia Goin

The North Judson-San Pierre School Board will meet tonight in regular session.

The board members are expected to discuss budget reduction recommendations. More than $1 million needs to be cut from the budget and it is the goal of the board to eliminate positions instead of jobs.

During the board’s last meeting in March, Superintendent Lynn Johnson said it may take some creative scheduling in order to accomplish that goal. The corporation has until May 1 to issue reduction in force notices to affected teachers if the process goes in that direction.

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Knox School Board Spotlights Archery and Hunter Safety Courses

By: Anita Goodan
Published: April 14th, 2014

The Knox Community School Board members heard a presentation on the high school’s hunter education and archery programs during their meeting last week.

Superintendent A.J. Gappa said Rob Krueger, Jake Skelly and DNR Representative Zachary Howerton gave the presentation about the hunter safety class that’s offered to sophomores and an archery class.

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Knox Community School Board Approves 2014-2015 School Calendar

By: Anita Goodan
Published: April 12th, 2014

The Knox Community School Board members approved the 2014-2015 school calendar during their meeting this week.

Superintendent A.J. Gappa said the calendar is similar to this year’s except another contingency day has been added.

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Knox Community School Board Members Discuss Middle School Air Conditioning Units

By: Anita Goodan
Published: April 11th, 2014

 The Knox Community School Board members discussed the air conditioning units at the middle school during their meeting this week.

Superintendent A.J. Gappa said the units are getting older and showing some great wear and tear. The company has offered the corporation a special program.

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Knox Community School Board Approves Contract with The Crossing

By: Anita Goodan
Published: April 10th, 2014

The CrossingThe Knox Community School Board members discussed entering into a contract with The Crossing alternative school during their meeting this week.

Superintendent A.J. Gappa said The Crossing is a second-chance opportunity for students who have dropped out of high school, been expelled or transitioned to home school. Education is delivered in a way that best fits students.

Gappa confirmed that the board is moving forward to help those students.

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Oregon-Davis School Board Holds Successful Community Meeting

By: Anita Goodan
Published: April 9th, 2014
Oregon-Davis Jr./Sr. High School

Oregon-Davis Jr./Sr. High School

The Oregon-Davis School Board recently hosted a community meeting to inform parents, students and community members about the technology plan, what’s happening in the future in the junior/senior high school and about the balanced calendar.

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