The Culver Community Schools Corporation is getting a new handicap-accessible minibus. On Monday, the school board approved a purchase agreement with Starcraft, at the recommendation of Superintendent Karen Shuman.
Culver Elementary School is getting ready to welcome its first preschool students. “We are full-fledged still going forward,” Superintendent Karen Shuman told the school board last week. “We have two sections of preschool in place. [Transportation Director] Paul [Widman] and I have worked out the transportation routes, so they’ll be attending the same number of hours as the regular students, and we’ll keep mapping that out as registration comes.”
Work on Culver Community Middle/High School’s secure entrance is moving along. As part of the project, a new main entrance is being built where the library was, while other areas are being reconfigured.
A technical change is being considered for Culver’s proposed Cavalier Sports Park. The project would upgrade a piece of property owned by the Culver Community Schools Corporation that’s currently used for youth soccer fields, as one of the town’s Stellar Communities projects. Planned improvements include restrooms, a concession stand, a walking trail, and more parking.
The Culver Community Schools Corporation is keeping Casey Howard as its business manager. A contract renewal was approved by the school board Monday. Howard said the only changes were a reduction in the days of service and an increase in the life insurance policy.
Some Culver Community Schools programs will be getting a boost, thanks to a pair of donations accepted by the school board Monday. “Culvers Lion’s Club gave the Spanish Club $500 for their Costa Rica trip, and the Culver PTO has given both $500 to the elementary and then to the middle school reading program,” explained Superintendent Karen Shuman.
The Culver School Board finalized elementary school book rental fees for the upcoming school year Monday. Fees will vary depending on grade level. Second grade will be the lowest at $84, while kindergarten will be highest at $123. Superintendent Karen Shuman said those amounts include book rental as well as other expenses throughout the course of the school year. Continue reading
The Culver Community Schools Corporation is working to clarify its policies when it comes to eLearning. A new eLearning policy was approved by the school board Monday, at the recommendation of Superintendent Karen Shuman.
The Culver School Board heard from the two top graduating seniors last week. Valedictorian Cody Rieckhoff and Salutatorian Jasmynne Fowler were each asked to share their experiences at Culver Schools with the board members.
The development of Culver’s Cavalier Sports Park cleared another procedural hurdle Monday. The Culver School Board approved a recreation easement agreement. “That is the park that is being developed out here through the Stellar Designation for the Town of Culver and Union Township,” School Superintendent Karen Shuman explained. “Both of them have put money toward developing that park. They just need our easement agreement to make those improvements.”
As students around Indiana take the ISTEP for the final time, school officials are looking ahead to the new ILEARN test.
The Culver School Board is gathering information about a potential operational referendum. During a study session Monday, board members learned about the referendum process from representatives from accounting firm Umbaugh and Associates and law firm Ice Miller.
The Culver Community Schools Corporation is keeping an eye on a proposed housing development. A 71-acre development is planned for the area just west of the school corporation’s property, on the east side of State Road 17.
The Culver Community Schools Corporation is starting to plan for summer school. The school board Monday approved a remediation program for third graders who didn’t pass the recent IREAD test, according to Superintendent Karen Shuman.