Investment in Energy Efficiency Earns N.J.-S.P. Schools a NIPSCO Rebate

N.J.S.P. Maintenance Supervisor Wilbur Collins, NIPSCO Major Accounts Manager Kelley Davies and Cory Busse of Busse Electric

Lighting updates at North Judson-San Pierre Schools are already paying off for the corporation. The change from fluorescent to LED bulbs and fixtures will save considerable money over the long term. It also earned the corporation an energy efficiency rebate from NIPSCO. Major Accounts Manager Kelley Davies presented school corporation officials a check for $20,800. She says such rebates are an incentive for schools, businesses and individuals to invest in energy efficiency upgrades. Continue reading

Starke Council to Consider Ambulance, Courthouse Security Recommendations

starke-county-courthouseThe Starke County Council will conduct a couple of budget hearings and consider several requests for funds when they meet this evening. The Starke County, North Judson-San Pierre School Corporation and Solid Waste budgets are all on the agenda for the 5:30 p.m. session. So is discussion of a possible payroll increase of between 1 and 2 percent in the Starke County budget. Continue reading

Council to Consider N.J.-S.P. Appropriation Request

BluejayThe next procedural step in the North Judson-San Pierre High School’s bond refinancing will take place during tonight’s Starke County Council meeting. The board is taking advantage of $1.43 million in available bond capacity to pay in arrears $600,000 worth of utility bills from the past couple of years that were paid out of the general fund. The rest of the money will be used to upgrade the lighting system in the middle and high schools and rework the HVAC control systems in both buildings. Those measures are expected to save money in the long run. Continue reading

Students In Class Today to Make Up for Weather Misses

CalendarStudents at a couple of area corporations are in class today to make up for days missed due to weather. This was an optional day for both Culver Community and North Judson-San Pierre Schools based on the calendars adopted for the 2015-16 school year. Both ended up using today as a make-up due to inclement weather.