Knox Community School Board Gets Update on Elementary Facility Study

Gary Dulin, Jerry Fletcher, Harold Welter, Mary Lynn Ritchie, Kirk Bennett, Nathan Marcum, Mike Yankauskas, Superintendent A.J. Gappa

Knox Community School Superintendent A.J. Gappa gave the School Board members a report from the recent Parent/Teacher conferences at the Elementary School.

“We gave an Elementary facility study update to the Board just to keep them updated on what’s going on, especially at the Palmer Wing,” said Superintendent Gappa. “During our recent Parent/Teacher Conference days in mid-October, the administrators from the Elementary School, along with some other staff members, opened up the Palmer Wing to any parents who came through at Parent/Teacher Conferences and wanted to see the state of the building. As we move forward and try to decide what we want to do with that buildling, we think the process is to sell the need and let parents actually see what shape the building is in and the part we’re talking about is almost 60 years old.”

Mr. Gappa also gave the Board handouts from the Center for Evaluation and Education Policy that was compiled at the Indiana University campus in Bloomington.

“They do many research projects in the field of education and one of the papers I gave to the board was a Policy Perspective from the Superintendent at Crown Point and I also had a data table sheet for the Board that went over all of the referendums that took place this past May in Indianapolis, both General Fund referenda and Construction referenda. It showed a corporation that held referenda and those that were successful.”