Effort at all three Knox Community School buildings was highlighted during Monday night’s Knox Community School Board meeting. Superintendent A.J. Gappa said that because of the effort, the corporation is now known as a Riley Corporation.
“We highlighted all three buildings, the elementary school, middle school and the high school, for contributions made to the Riley’s Children Hospital in Indianapolis,” said Gappa. “This is a great benefit to kids throughout the State of Indiana. I know many Knox kids in the past have used the facilities at Riley and many Starke County kids also,” said Gappa.
Gappa says they put forth the effort to become a Riley School and corporation and it paid off.
“To be a Riley School, schools need to donate at least one dollar per student in the student population. To be a Riley Corporation, you need every building in your corporation to be a Riley School. In the past, we’ve had individual buildings be Riley Schools, but never did we make a concerted effort to be a Riley Corporation,” said Gappa. “As an administrative team, we discussed it last fall and made the effort this year and we succeeded.”