Oregon-Davis Schools’ start time will
stay at 7:20 a.m. School officials recently revisited the idea of
pushing back the start of school to 7:45 or 8:00 Central, but once
again, the school district’s proximity to the Eastern Time Zone
ultimately led them to decide against the change.
The Oregon-Davis School Board is taking
steps to help students get the mental health services they need.
Board members approved a service agreement with the Bowen Center
Monday, according to Superintendent Dr. Don Harman.
The Knox Community School Corporation has entered into another agreement for mental health services. Last month, the school board approved a one-year contract with Porter-Starke Services for the elementary and middle schools, with the understanding it could be expanded to the high school in the future. But during this week’s meeting, board members approved a contract with the Bowen Center for services at the high school.
The Knox School Board will consider the addition of a school resource officer tonight. Superintendent Dr. William Reichhart and Starke County Sheriff Bill Dulin have been discussing the idea for the past few months. Continue reading →
A Bowen Center patient was arrested Saturday after allegedly battering two staff members.
Leta McNeal reportedly hit and kicked staff members while staying at the Bowen Center in Plymouth. Officials called the Plymouth Police Department to report the incident and McNeal was arrested on a preliminary charge of Battery and taken to the Marshall County Jail. The staff members involved sustained only minor injuries.
McNeal will appear for an initial hearing in Marshall County Superior Court II on Sept. 18 and was given a $750 cash bond.