Culver Community Schools Working on a ‘More Proactive Approach to Discipline’

The Culver Community Schools Corporation is overhauling its student discipline system. “We are working on a trauma-recognized discipline system that all our teachers are being trained on,” Superintendent Karen Shuman says, “in order to help offset any type of negative consequences for discipline in more of a proactive approach to discipline.”

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Culver School Board Establishes Fund for Referendum Money

The Culver Community Schools Corporation will now officially be able to use its referendum revenues, following action by the school board. In November, voters agreed to let the school district raise property taxes by up to 17 cents per $100 of assessed valuation for an eight-year period. The school board took a final step Monday by establishing a Referendum Fund to accept that money.

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Culver Community Schools Survey Shows Support for Sticking with Balanced Calendar

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.”

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Culver School Board Considering eLearning, Holiday Policy Revisions

The Culver School Board is reviewing the way staff members get paid for eLearning days. A revised eLearning policy was presented during last week’s board meeting, according to Superintendent Karen Shuman. “We’re making sure that we are fair to all types of district employees, when it comes to being paid on eLearning days or not being paid on eLearning days,” she explains.

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Culver School Board Gets Update on New AP Spanish Course

Culver Community High School students are advancing their language skills, while having the chance to earn college credit. The school board got an update Monday on one of the school’s new course offerings, according to Superintendent Karen Shuman. “We did have our AP Spanish students come and talk to our board because that’s a new program that we’re offering this year,” she says, “and so they went over the rigor and the content of that course.”

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Culver Community Schools to Seek Input on 2019-2020 School Calendar

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.

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