West Central Establishes Learning Lab/Alternative Education Program

West Central School CorporationWest Central High School students will have expanded educational opportunities during the upcoming school year thanks to a program approved last week by the school board. Superintendent Don Street says the learning lab/alternative education program has endless possibilities, including allowing students to retake courses in nontraditional classrooms or take courses not currently offered at West Central. Continue reading

West Central Sets Fees for 2016-17

West Central School CorporationSchool lunch prices are going up slightly for students at West Central in the fall. Superintendent Don Street says the increases are in response to state and federal guidelines and are necessary to ensure continued government funding of the program. Rather than make a drastic increase, the West Central School Board opted to go up a little at a time. Continue reading

West Central School Board Discusses Reductions in Force

West Central School CorporationThe West Central School Board last week took the first steps to lay off teachers if necessary. Superintendent Don Street says the corporation has lost nearly $500,000 due to changes in the way the state funds schools. He stressed the corporation is not in financial trouble but says it’s important to reduce expenses accordingly due to a decline in enrollment and financial support. Continue reading

Testing Prompts West Central to Consider Scheduling Change

 
 

The West Central School Board is considering a change to the middle and high school schedule in order to better accommodate standardized and college preparatory testing. They’re currently on a block four schedule. That means students take four classes each day and meet for longer periods. As a result, some students are still in the midst of instruction on subjects covered on ISTEP and other end of course assessments in math, biology and language arts when the tests roll around. Continue reading

West Central School Board Ponders Pre-K Addition

abc-blocksOfficials with the West Central School Corporation are looking into the feasibility of adding a pre-kindergarten program next fall. Superintendent Don Street says they will be gauging parent interest during the upcoming Kindergarten Round Up on Thursday, March 31st. The enrollment form asks parents whether their child is enrolled in either Head Start or the Medaryville preschool. Continue reading