N.J.-S.P. Board Ratifies Restructuring

BluejayThe North Judson-San Pierre School Board Monday night took steps to officially reflect their grade restructuring. The move of 6th grade to the elementary school and transition to a combined junior/senior high school requires some changes in order to conform to state law.

The school board passed the necessary resolutions to eliminate the current middle school format and reconfigure North Judson-San Pierre Elementary to a K through 6 facility. It will still be housed in the current elementary school building during the 2016-17 school year to allow time for the reconfiguration of the current middle school space.

The board did approve the relocation of the elementary school to 950 Campbell Drive on July 1, 2017. Interim Superintendent Dr. Robert Boyd says that will allow time for the existing middle school building to be reconfigured to accommodate younger students and make room for Title 1 and other programs.

Another resolution to reconfigure the high school to a 7-12 grade facility and rename it North Judson-San Pierre Junior/Senior High School was also approved unanimously.

The school board also took the necessary action to transfer extracurricular accounts to the elementary and junior/senior high accounts and the textbook account into the North Judson-San Pierre School Corporation Budget Account once old middle school accounts are reconciled and the necessary paperwork is turned in to the state.

The North Judson-San Pierre Middle School bank account will be closed, and the name on the existing high school account will be changed to the North Judson-San Pierre Junior/Senior High School.