Oregon-Davis School Board Discusses Summer School, Fall Academic Camps


The Oregon-Davis School Board got an update Monday on the corporation’s plans for summer school.

Superintendent Don Harman says morning classes will be offered July 24 through August 4 for students in kindergarten through eighth grade. “We’re calling that Jump Start, as it’s kind of closer to the beginning of the ’17-18 school year,” he said. Transportation will be provided for summer school classes.

Meanwhile, Oregon-Davis is also taking steps to make sure high-ability students are being challenged. Harman says plans are in the works to begin offering after-school academic camps this fall.

But he says students aren’t the only ones at Oregon-Davis who are making some extra efforts in their education. “Our junior/senior high school building principal, Mr. Tim Pletcher, will be attending a two-year program called Indiana Principal Leadership Institute,” Harman says. “Also, the board approved for our elementary principal, Mr. Bill Bennett, to pursue his PhD, and he will be pursuing his PhD through Indiana State University.”

During Monday’s school board meeting, the two principals also reported success with the corporation’s after-school remediation program earlier this semester, saying it led to some improvements in test scores.