NJSP School Board Reviews 2016 Budget Estimates

The North Judson-San Pierre School Board is preparing for fiscal year 2016.

A special budget work session meeting was held on Wednesday night where school Treasurer Guy Richie presented year-over-year comparisons. The school corporation is anticipating about $8-million in General Fund expenditures for 2016 – a much reduced figure from the $11-million expended during 2012.
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Two Alternative-Learning Students Receive Ancilla Tuition Scholarships

The CrossingAn alternative learning school in Knox is partnering with Ancilla College to offer scholarships to students.

The two-year liberal arts school in Marshall County is awarding their “Ancilla Alternative Achievement Award” to two students from The Crossing Educational Center in Knox.

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Changes to Novice Driver Laws Take Effect July 1st

AAAJuly 1st can often mark the implementation of new laws in the Hoosier State.

Changes were recently made to “novice driver laws.” According to information from AAA, teenagers who complete a driver’s education course can get their probationary license at age “16 and 90 days.”

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Superintendent Gappa Plans to Continue Work in Face of Contract Expiration

Superintendent A.J. Gappa

Superintendent A.J. Gappa

Knox Community Schools Superintendent A.J. Gappa says he plans to fulfill what remains of his contract.

Gappa spoke with WKVI News after it was learned he was provided written notice of non-renewal. That means members of the Knox School Board voted not to further extend the contract they have with the Superintendent during their meeting, Monday.

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Knox School Board Gives Superintendent Notice of Non-Renewal

Superintendent A.J. Gappa

Superintendent A.J. Gappa

The Knox School Board may soon be moving in a different direction.

During Monday’s School Board meeting, members approved giving Superintendent A.J. Gappa a written notice of non-renewal. That means his time with the district could be coming to an end.

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North Judson Police Investigating High School Break-In

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An investigation is ongoing after an incident at North Judson-San Pierre High School on Friday morning.

Police are just now releasing details about the incident after they were notified by employees of the school around 8:00 a.m. on Friday. A list of missing items is still being compiled.
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Ancilla Signs Credit Transfer Agreement with St. Joe College

Ancilla College NEWAncilla College has signed an agreement with St. Joseph’s College that can allow students to transfer credits.

The two colleges are members of the Northern Indiana Catholic College Consortium and allows St. Joseph’s College to work with Ancilla students when attempting to complete an associates degree or four-year degree.
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NJ-SP Elementary Students Learn Value of Charity in Cancer Education

NJSP ElementaryStudents at North Judson-San Pierre Elementary School had the chance to learn about health and cancer prevention, last week.

Students in each grade level participated in the American Cancer Society’s “Relay Recess” program. The event takes cancer education to the classroom by recognizing those afflicted with the disease and teaching students about charitable causes.
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NJ-SP School Board Updates Technology Use Policy

North Judson-San Pierre Admin buildingThe North Judson-San Pierre School Board better defined some priorities when it comes to using their technology.

School corporations around the state are required to maintain an Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) to protect schools, but also define how students and faculty can use the technology provided to them.
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Culver Schools Dip into Savings to Balance Budgets

Culver Community School CorporationThe Culver School Corporation is preparing itself for reduced funding levels.

Now that the state of Indiana has determined new school funding formulas, the Culver School Corporation stands to lose revenue. Many rural school districts are facing a similar predicament due to reduced student populations.
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Culver Schools To Consider Rainy Day Fund Resolution Changes

Culver Community School CorporationThe Culver School Board will be considering changes to one of their policies this evening.

According to the school corporation’s agenda, board members will discuss an amendment to the Rainy Day Fund Resolution. Those funds are typically used to address emergency budget concerns.

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