The Knox Community School Board members took action Monday night to approve a resolution that deals with House Enrolled Act 1001. According to Superintendent Dr. William Reichhart, that legislation requires that each school corporation should determine the impact of the reduction of the teacher retirement fund.Continue reading
The Knox Community School Board approved several retirements at their most recent meeting.Continue reading
The Knox Community School Board members reviewed a recommended NEOLA policy change when they met earlier this week.Continue reading
The Knox Community School Board members held discussion on the hiring of a construction manager for the upcoming $20 million building project.Continue reading
The Knox Community School Board members were updated on the new legislation regarding the teacher collective bargaining process.Continue reading
Students attending the Knox Community School Corporation are benefiting from the services provided by Porter-Starke Services.Continue reading
Knox Community School Superintendent Dr. William Reichhart updated the school board members on the state of the 2018 budget last week.
He said he was satisfied with the numbers.Continue reading
Members of a Community Task Force are busy assessing the facilities that make up the Knox Community School Corporation to help school board members make an informed decision on how to proceed with any building upgrades.Continue reading
The Knox Community School Board members approved the employment of a new corporation Treasurer Monday night.Continue reading
The Knox Community School Board will meet tonight where officials from Schmidt and Associates will present information to the board members.Continue reading
Knox Community School Board members recognized High School Senior Elizabeth “Libby” McEntee who was recently chosen as the 2018 Starke County Community Foundation Lilly Endowment Community Scholar.
McEntee will receive a four-year, full-tuition scholarship to an Indiana college or university of her choice and a $900 yearly stipend for required books and equipment.
McEntee told the board members that she’s not quite sure which college she will attend. She is majoring in neurology.
The State Department of Education recently released the graduation rates for each corporation and Knox Community School Superintendent Dr. William Reichhart updated the board on the school’s statistics.
“The high school is at 94.5 percent which is the highest in the county,” said Dr. Recihhart. “The school ranks above the state average by about five percentage points.”
The three building principals told the Knox Community School Board this week that with the recent school closures, students are working well with the alternative instruction day.
Elementary School Principal Glenn Barnes said eLearning is a positive experience for his students when school is closed due to inclement weather.
The Knox Community School Board members discussed the purchase of Chrome Books for everyday student use.
Director of Technology Jim Landrum explained that the operating system will be a little different that what the students are used to with their MacBook Air devices.
The Knox Community School Board held a public hearing Monday night to gather comments on the corporation’s proposal for updates to the Knox High School and additional projects at the two other schools and corporation office.
The Knox Community School Board members will hear public comments on the proposed renovation and improvements to corporation buildings.
On Monday evening, the Knox School Board met briefly in order to adopt the school corporation’s 2018 budget. Superintendent Dr. William Reichhart said board members voted unanimously to adopt the budget as advertised.
By doing so, the Knox School Board has effectively adopted their budget prior to the November 1st adoption deadline. The last day that 2018 budgets, tax rates and tax levies can be submitted to Indiana Department of Local Government Finance through Indiana Gateway is November 3rd.
The Knox Community School Corporation has total budget estimate of $20,662,696. To view the entire budget notice posted to Indiana Gateway, follow this link.
The Knox Community School Board held a public hearing over the school corporation’s 2018 Budget when they met Tuesday night. Corporation Treasurer Sherry Fort provided the board members and the public with a synopsis of the proposed budget for next year.
The general fund is estimated at $12,760,379. The capital projects fund has approximately $1.9 million budgeted and the bus replacement plan is estimated to be $325,000. The total budget estimate is set at $20,662,696. Continue reading
Harold Welter approached the Knox School Board Tuesday night to discuss how the charitable foundation that was created in memory of his daughter could be a helpful resource to the school corporation. The Cheryl Lyn Welter Family Charitable Foundation was formed in order to assist underprivileged students in grades K-12 with expenses that are beyond what their families are able to afford.
Knox School Board members permitted the principals at each of the buildings to work with the Cheryl Lyn Foundation to process grants that would be provided to disadvantaged students at the elementary, middle and high schools.
Knox was just the first school board that Welter approached. He made plans to speak to the Eastern Pulaski School board in November and is meeting with the superintendent at North Judson-San Pierre later this week to arrange to be put on the agenda for their next board meeting. Continue reading
During their meeting Wednesday evening, Knox School Board members unanimously voted to cancel their first meeting in October. This decision was made in order to allow board members the ability to attend an Indiana School Boards Association conference in Indianapolis on October 2nd. Continue reading