The Eastern Pulaski School Board will discuss a COVID-19 reopening plan today. Eastern Pulaski has been coordinating with the West Central School Corporation to create a countywide plan.Continue reading
The Eastern Pulaski Community School Corporation is looking to move bus stops off of highways. A proposed update to the transportation handbook would eliminate all highway stops both in and out of town, according to the draft minutes from last week’s school board meeting. Another change would offer more guidance on when drivers should use the buses’ strobe lights.Continue reading
The Town of Winamac has updated its employee handbook, due to a technicality with the Family and Medical Leave Act. Town Attorney Justin Schramm told the town council last week that while the town is subject to FMLA because it’s a political subdivision, its employees are not actually eligible.Continue reading
A subcommittee will be reviewing a revised employee handbook for Starke County.Continue reading
The Knox School Board will consider the addition of a school resource officer tonight. Superintendent Dr. William Reichhart and Starke County Sheriff Bill Dulin have been discussing the idea for the past few months. Continue reading
Oregon-Davis School Corporation staff members will soon have a clearer idea of what their positions entail. Handbooks for administrative and classified staff were approved by the school board last week.
The Starke County Commissioners reviewed an amendment to the employee handbook pertaining to campaigning during office hours.
An amendment drafted by County Attorney Marty Lucas prohibits employees from using their county office or employment position to assist in any political campaign or coerce any other employee for political purposes. The document also suggests that it is improper to engage in any political activity during working hours.
The Winamac Town Council members postponed the first reading of their employee handbook ordinance due to some inconsistencies with grievance procedures.
According to Clerk-Treasurer Melanie Berger, the town pays the Indianapolis-based company New Focus a $125 annual maintenance fee to update the employee handbook as laws change. While reviewing the document prior to Monday’s meeting, Councilman Dan Vanaman brought some conflicting information to Berger’s attention. Continue reading
The Knox Board of Public Works members reviewed revisions to the employee handbook when they met Wednesday morning.