The Indiana Department of Education is seeking participants for the 2018 Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). Rural areas such as Starke, Marshall and Pulaski Counties, are especially in need of services to help combat childhood hunger.
This program provides funding assistance to meal service sites in low-income areas where children may lack access to good nutrition during the summer months. Continue reading →
Those thinking about becoming a teacher are now getting some extra encouragement from the Indiana Department of Education. This week, the department announced the launch of a teacher recruitment and retention campaign. At the heart of that are two new websites designed “to promote positive educational resources and interactions,” according to department officials.
In his report to the school board last week, West Central School Superintendent Don Street said the Indiana Department of Education notified school districts that tuition support monthly payments will be less.
“The Indiana State Budget for education is less than the total tuition support payments for the schools that have reported,” said Street. “So, we’ll see how that continues with our state legislature.”
Some Knox teachers will be getting a little extra money from the State of Indiana. The Knox School Board approved the distribution of Teacher Appreciation Grant monies this week, according to Superintendent Dr. William Reichhart. Continue reading →
On Wednesday, the Indiana State Board of Education(SBOE) approved several new graduation pathways for Hoosier high school students beginning with the 2019 freshman class.
Though these changes have been a topic of contention lately, the Board states that they were designed to give all students the skills and experiences they will need to take the next step in their educational journeys and to secure good jobs. Continue reading →
The Eastern Pulaski School Corporation continues to see progress on a few facility upgrades. Superintendent Dan Foster told the school board last week that the new elementary gym floor is finally done, after some earlier delays. Continue reading →
West Central High School was recently recognized for the success of its dual credit courses. It was one of 130 schools honored by State Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. Jennifer McCormick last Monday, during a Dual Credit Ceremony at the Indiana Statehouse.
Culver Community School Board members received a brief enrollment report from Superintendent Karen Shuman when they met Monday night.
According to the Indiana Department of Education enrollment report, Culver Community Schools had a total enrollment of 840 students in 2016. Shuman shared that after comparing this year’s number to last year’s, she found the school corporation has nine more students in general. Continue reading →
Three local elementary schools saw their letter grades decline in the latest round of School Accountability Grades. Oregon-Davis, Eastern Pulaski, and West Central elementary schools all got a C for the 2016-2017 school year, down from a B the year before. Culver Community Middle/High School also went from a B to a C.
The Indiana Department of Education does an annual student count in schools and their findings are used to determine state funding. When the average daily membership count took place at North Judson-San Pierre on Friday, September 15th, the ADM count was 1,031 students. Superintendent Dr. Annette Zupin said that for the first time in about 10 years, the school corporation saw an increase in their enrollment figures. Continue reading →
The Knox Community School Corporation is reporting good results from its recent eLearning practice. The system is designed to let students work on assignments from home, when school is closed due to weather. Knox schools tested it earlier this month, and then followed up by sending a survey to parents, teachers, and students.
The Oregon-Davis School Corporation’s new telehealth center is up and running. It allows sick students to be seen remotely by a licensed health care provider without leaving school, thanks to an agreement with HealthLinc.
The Knox School Board has finalized arrangements for next month’s summer school classes. On Monday, board members approved a list of 19 summer school teachers and aides. However, Interim Superintendent Jim Dermody explained that each middle and high school class will only be offered if at least 15 students sign up, due to Indiana Department of Education funding guidelines. Continue reading →
A training video designed to inform school leaders and staff about sexual abuse will be released.
The Indiana Department of Education will be distributing a video to all Indiana school corporations where it is encouraged to share it with all staff members. The video is part of a collaboration between the IDOE, Indiana State Police and the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
The West Central School Corporation has seen a mid-year drop in enrollment. Superintendent Don Street says the preliminary February count showed a decrease of about 20 students from September. Continue reading →
The West Central School Board has decided to proceed with applying for a High Ability Grant from the Indiana Department of Education. The yearly application had to be delayed by a month, as the corporation waited for final figures to be released by the department. Continue reading →
This November, Indiana students will be taking part in a mock election. But before that, some of them will have the chance to play an active role in a gubernatorial town hall meeting. Continue reading →
The Culver School Board got an update Monday on the corporation’s efforts to sell the Monterey School Building. Earlier this month, the school board asked for an updated appraisal of the property, but Interim Superintendent Chuck Kitchell told board members this week that still hasn’t been done yet. Continue reading →
The West Central School Corporation can schedule e-learning days if necessary to make up for any missed instructional time this year. Superintendent Don Street says the state approved the corporation’s waiver application. Continue reading →