The Knox Community School Corporation will not be allowing students to take religious education classes for credit in the near future.Continue reading
A couple LaPorte County school districts have been awarded funding through the Indiana Department of Education’s STEM Acceleration Grants. The department says it opened a second round of grants for this school year, since additional funding was available.Continue reading
The Culver Community Schools Corporation is getting $50,000 to boost its STEM education efforts. The Indiana Department of Education announced the recipients of the 2019 K-12 STEM Acceleration Grants Friday.Continue reading
The Culver Community Schools Corporation continues to see some encouraging enrollment figures.Continue reading
A Knox school administrator has been named the new assistant principal at Culver Community Middle/High School. The hiring of Josh Pugh was announced on the school’s Facebook page Monday. The job became open when the school board decided to separate the assistant principal position from the athletic director position last month.Continue reading
A question about whether a school bus may use the easement alongside a roadway to pick up students has generated a response from the Pulaski County attorney but no formal action from the commissioners. Back in June, Culver Community Schools Superintendent Karen Shuman asked for a decision, after a Monterey-area family expressed concern with the pickup location.Continue reading
A Monterey-area family isn’t happy with where the school bus is picking up their child. Now, the Culver Community Schools Corporation is asking for a decision from the Pulaski County Commissioners.Continue reading
Indiana’s 2018 graduation rates were released by the Department of Education Wednesday. Of Starke County’s school corporations, Knox had the highest total graduation rate at 98.6 percent, while Oregon-Davis had the lowest at 80 percent.Continue reading
A recent survey by the Culver Community Schools Corporation shows continuing support for the balanced calendar concept. “There were 190 responses about whether we should continue with the balanced calendar or go back to a traditional calendar,” Superintendent Karen Shuman says, “and the majority are supporting the balanced calendar.”Continue reading
The Culver Community Schools Corporation is asking for input on next year’s school calendar. “There’s going to be a survey that’s going to go out next week,” Superintendent Karen Shuman says, “to make sure that we get community and parent input on our school calendar for the ’19-’20 school year.” She says school officials don’t have any specific changes in mind yet, but instead would like to make a decision based on the data received from the survey.
Three local schools saw their letter grades decline in the latest round of School Accountability Grades. Knox Middle School and West Central Elementary School both got a D for the 2017-2018 school year, down from a C the year before. North Judson-San Pierre Elementary dropped from a B to a C.
The Culver Community Schools Corporation referendum passed, according to the majority voters who cast a ballot in the four districts that make up the corporation.
The Culver Community Schools Corporation is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, but school officials are also looking to the future, as next month’s referendum approaches. Superintendent Karen Shuman passed out special 50th anniversary pins to school board members Monday. “It is a significant end, when we talk about the referendum, that we wish to be here in 50 years,” she said, “and as you’ve seen, the signs have gone up.”
Knox students who’ve fallen behind in their lunch payments have had their debt wiped away, thanks to the generosity of the local community. Corporation Treasurer Dawn Bailey told the Knox School Board last week that an anonymous donor gave $800 to cover any negative lunch account balances.
Culver Community Schools will be holding registration next Monday and Tuesday. It will take place from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday and 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday at the Culver Schools Administration Office. Online pre-registration is already open.
The State of Indiana has awarded more than $14 million in this year’s round of Secured School Safety Grants. The program provides a 50-50 match to help schools buy security equipment, hire resource officers, or conduct threat assessments.
Declining enrollment and state funding continue to cause concerns for the Culver Community Schools Corporation. In an update to the school board last week, Corporation Treasurer Casey Howard said that enrollment was about 1,073 students during the 2009-2010 school year. She said it’s now just under 739 students.
Some local school corporations saw their letter grades improve slightly, while others remained flat. On Wednesday, the Indiana State Board of Education finalized the A-to-F grades for each of the state’s school corporations for the 2016-2017 school year.
Three local elementary schools saw their letter grades decline in the latest round of School Accountability Grades. Oregon-Davis, Eastern Pulaski, and West Central elementary schools all got a C for the 2016-2017 school year, down from a B the year before. Culver Community Middle/High School also went from a B to a C.
The Eastern Pulaski School Corporation expects a slight increase in enrollment. The official count isn’t until Friday, but Superintendent Dan Foster says the corporation’s preliminary enrollment figure is 1,285. Continue reading