The Culver Community Schools Corporation is moving ahead with lighting improvements. Last week, the school board selected Trane to upgrade the school buildings’ lights to LED technology, according to Superintendent Karen Shuman.Continue reading
Culver Community Schools’ bus drivers are getting a raise. Superintendent Karen Shuman says the increase in the daily wage was approved by the school board Monday.
“Before, our bus drivers were at a $65 rate, and we increased them to an $80 rate,” she explains.Continue reading
The Culver School Board has a new member. Amy Pugh was appointed to the At-Large B seat during Monday’s school board meeting, according to Superintendent Karen Shuman. Pugh replaces Ryan Sieber, who decided to step down just a few weeks after he was reelected. Pugh will fill the remainder of Sieber’s term, which runs until the end of 2022.Continue reading
The recent transition in the school funding structure was reviewed with Culver school officials Monday. On January 1, each school corporation’s General Fund was replaced by an Education Fund, while the Capital Projects, Transportation, and Bus Replacement Funds were combined into an Operations Fund.Continue reading
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.”Continue reading
How school staff members get paid for eLearning days is the subject of a policy update finalized by the Culver School Board last week. Superintendent Karen Shuman says the policy revision gives more options to various types of hourly employees.Continue reading
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.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 School Board approved a number of policy updates last week. A revised holiday policy was adopted, according to Superintendent Karen Shuman. She previously explained that the update brings the policy in line with the school calendar.
After an early morning accident at a Fulton County bus stop left three children dead back in October, some local school officials think a time zone change could improve student safety.
The Culver School Board is looking for a new member. The At-Large B seat is becoming vacant on February 4, according to a school corporation press release. Ryan Sieber was just reelected to that seat last month.
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.
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.”
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.
The Culver School Board has finalized preparations for the new school funding structure. Starting January 1, each school corporation’s General Fund will be replaced by an Education Fund, while the Capital Projects, Transportation, and Bus Replacement Funds will be combined into an Operations Fund.
The Culver School Board has decided to move ahead with requesting formal proposals for energy-savings upgrades. Board members have heard presentations from a few companies. Last week, they decided to take the next step by advertising a request for qualifications from guaranteed energy savings providers.
The Culver Community Schools Corporation’s purchase of a new bus hit another procedural snag that had to be corrected by the school board Thursday. School officials have decided to replace an extra bus this year. The bus in question was originally scheduled for replacement in 2020.
Culver Schools Superintendent Karen Shuman says Tuesday’s referendum was a “great community effort.” Voters in the school district approved the 17-cent property tax increase by a margin of 1,370 to 1,012.