Culver Community Schools Corporation Gets Over $43,000 in Energy Efficiency Rebates

Lighting installation taking place at Culver Community Middle/High School in July

The Culver Community Schools Corporation has gotten a sizable rebate, thanks to its recent LED lighting project. An energy efficiency rebate check was presented during Monday’s school board meeting, according to Superintendent Karen Shuman. “NIPSCO, Lockheed, and Trane were here to present us a check for $43,403.35,” she says.

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Culver School Board Adopts 2020 Budget

The Culver Community Schools Corporation’s 2020 budget was adopted by the school board Monday, according to Superintendent Karen Shuman. The total budget adds up to more than $13.9 million. Just over $5.4 million of that will be the Education Fund, and a little more than $4.5 million will be the Operations Fund. $1.6 million is budgeted out of the revenues resulting from last year’s property tax referendum.

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Pugh Named Assistant Principal at Culver Community Middle/High School

Culver Community Schools Superintendent Karen Shuman and Middle/High School Assistant Principal Josh Pugh (photo from Culver Community Middle/High School Facebook page)

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.

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Enrollment Increase Prompts Culver Elementary School to Add Pre-K, First Grade Sections

The Culver Community Schools Corporation is seeing some positive indicators when it comes to enrollment. “I can tell you right now, we just added a third section of pre-K a week ago, and it’s already full,” Superintendent Karen Shuman told the school board during Monday’s work session on the corporation’s referendum money.

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Culver School Board Gets Breakdown of Referendum Fund Spending

Last year’s Culver school referendum is helping to fund teacher raises, LED lighting installation, and some new academic programs. Last 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. A breakdown of how that money is being used so far, as well as some future plans, was presented during a school board work session Monday.

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