N.J.-S.P. School Board Approves Driver’s Education Offering

BluejayNorth Judson-San Pierre High School will offer driver’s education classes this summer on a first-come, first-served basis. The cost is $330 per student, with a $100 deposit payable to the school to reserve a spot. The class can accommodate up to 30 students. Principal Dr. Annette Zupin says enrollment is open to students from other area high schools as well as North Judson-San Pierre. Continue reading

N.J.-S.P. Releases Reduction in Force List

North Judson-San Pierre Admin buildingNorth Judson-San Pierre Interim Superintendent Dr. Robert Boyd has provided WKVI News the list of employees affected by reduction in force action approved at the Tuesday, March 15 school board meeting. He did advise there have been some changes to the list, but did not elaborate. As soon as we receive those changes we will update our information. Continue reading

N.J.-S.P. School Board Approves Bond Issue

NJ-SP School Board 2015-2016The North Judson-San Pierre School Board last night took action to pay off existing debt and rebuild their rainy day fund in the midst of declining revenue from the state. They’re taking advantage of an available $1.43 million bond capacity to issue general obligation bonds without an increase to their annual debt service payment. Continue reading

N.J.-S.P. Defers Request for Reduction in Force List

BluejayThe North Judson-San Pierre School Corporation has yet to release the names of the 24 staff members who are being eliminated or reassigned as part of a “right-sizing” of the corporation. The cuts announced and approved at the Tuesday, March 15 meeting include a termination of seven certified employees, an adjustment in contract for three certified employees, and a termination in employment for 14 non-certified personnel. Continue reading

N.J.-S.P. Elaborates on Staff Cuts

North Judson-San Pierre Admin buildingNorth Judson-San Pierre Superintendent Dr. Bob Boyd has elaborated on staffing cuts approved Tuesday by the school board to “right size” the corporation. He says the reductions in personnel include 10 certified teachers, four of whom are general elementary school classroom teachers. Another three are special education teachers, and three more are certified support personnel. Boyd stresses no educational programs will be cut as a result of the reductions. Continue reading

N.J.-S.P. Board to Discuss Right Sizing Plans Tonight

NJ-SP School Board 2015-2016The North Judson-San Pierre School Board will discuss details of the “right sizing” framework adopted at their February meeting during a public forum this evening at the high school auditorium. The special-called meeting starts at 6:30 p.m.

Interim Superintendent Bob Boyd says adjustments are necessary due to declining enrollment and drastic cuts in state funding. He told the school board the number of students at N.J.-S.P. has decreased by a third over the past decade and is not expected to rebound. Continue reading

N.J.-S.P. Board to Consider “Right Sizing”

NJ-SP School Board 2015-2016The North Judson-San Pierre School Board will consider framework for “right sizing” the corporation when they meet this evening. That’s according to the advance agenda for their 7 p.m. meeting at the corporation office. Enrollment at N.J.-S.P. has declined significantly over the past decade. So have state funds allocated to rural school districts. Voters who live within the North Judson-San Pierre School Corporation overwhelmingly rejected a general fund referendum last fall. Continue reading

N.J.-S.P. Prepares to Close 2015 Books

NJ-SP School Board 2015-2016The agenda for tonight’s North Judson-San Pierre School Board meeting includes passage of the necessary resolution to move money around to close the books on the fiscal year budget. Superintendent Lynn Johnson previously said at least $1 million in cuts would be necessary to end the year in the black. The source of those cuts is unclear at this time. Continue reading