Staff and students at the Knox Community School Corporation are once again attempting to help those less fortunate.
The North Judson – San Pierre School Board will be meeting Tuesday for the first time since November’s General Municipal Election.
Although not explicitly listed on the agenda, budget issues related to the failure of a temporary property tax levy referendum are likely to be addressed during the 7:00 p.m. meeting.
A local school corporation has started the search for a new Superintendent.
North Judson-San Pierre announced on Monday that Lynn Johnson will be retiring from her position on December 31st of this year. Johnson has been vocal during her tenure as Superintendent about issues facing education in the Hoosier state.
The Eastern Pulaski School Corporation hopes to open a public hearing on its budget during a meeting this evening.
A hearing has been scheduled to review the budget figures for fiscal year 2016. Capital projects plans for the next two years will also be discussed. Eastern Pulaski has been working for some time to upgrade its school facilities.
A new program is helping certain students at Eastern Pulaski Schools better learn information if they’ve fallen behind.
The Knox School Board will be awaiting decisions by the Department of Local Government Finance prior to finalizing a capital improvements list.
Law enforcement was unable to locate any illicit substances during a lockdown drill this morning at Knox High School and Middle School.
The Culver School Board will be discussing the Monterey Building at their upcoming meeting.
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.
Despite rumors on social media, the Knox School Corporation says there was not a lockdown of the High School on Thursday.
An incident Friday morning at Knox Middle School prompted school officials to disallow students outdoors during the school day.
During last night’s meeting, members begrudgingly approved a Reduction in Force notice for two positions. Reductions in Force are often proposed as a temporary measure to reduce costs while awaiting additional revenue, but can be permanent.
The Eastern Pulaski School Corporation is looking to develop and fund alternative education opportunities for students.
During Monday night’s School Board meeting, Eastern Pulaski board members considered an Early Entrance/Developmental Kindergarten program. The area has an underserved population of children who may need additional socialization skills.
It was announced earlier this month that Culver Schools is altering the official calendar through the second Friday in May. The changes stem from a school closing on March 3rd of this year due to icy conditions.
The North Judson-San Pierre School Board will be taking a look at the school corporation’s budget.
The new alternative faith-based school, the Crossing, hosted an open house Wednesday at their location in Knox. So far about 10 students are enrolled to attend. They will be hosting another open house today from 8 a.m until 3 p.m at the old Sears store in the Mint Leaf Plaza off of U.S. 35.
The Culver School Board is looking for way to bridge a $500,000 deficit during the next school year. Superintendent Brad Schuldt says the shortfall is a result of cuts in state funding. He said that might be offset by retirements or people leaving for other reasons. The school board passed a resolution this week to set the target expenditure at $500,000. They also passed a resolution stating they will not offer retirement incentives this year. Of the corporation’s 78 teachers, Schuldt says between 10 and 15 are eligible for retirement. If additional reductions in force are necessary, state law requires the school corporation to notify targeted teachers between May 1 and July 1.
Students will be returning to the classroom in mid-August, so now is the time to schedule immunizations for your child.
Starke County Health Nurse Frank Lynch talks about immunizations needed for Kindergarten students.
“They will need their Kindergarten shots,” Lynch explained. “If they’re up to date on everything else, then they should be looking at only having to come in and get their tetanus and their polio boosters, their second MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) and a second Varicella (chicken pox) if they haven’t had it already.”
Students in grade six and up also need certain immunizations.