The Knox Community School Corporation made more than $121,000 in interest off of its cash reserves in 2018. Superintendent Dr. William Reichhart gave the annual investment report to the board of finance Tuesday. “On our checking account through the calendar year 2018, we’ve received $116,139.16 in interest, which is awesome,” he said, “because a few years ago, we were getting nothing, almost, out of that.”Continue reading
Dawn Bailey is out as the Knox Community School Corporation’s treasurer and business manager.Continue reading
The Knox Community School Corporation may soon be updating some of its disciplinary policies for school staff, as well as the public. On January 15, the school board is expected to vote on a number of policy updates recommended by policy consultant NEOLA.Continue reading
Knox Community Schools may soon be getting a new website.Continue reading
Knox school officials will be better equipped to respond to off-site emergencies, thanks to some recent donations from Starke Hospital. Last week, the school board accepted a $500 donation for the purchase of emergency bags.Continue reading
A potential building project continues to be explored at Knox Community Schools. A community task force set up to help guide the process has held its first meeting, according to Superintendent Dr. William Reichhart.
No deal has been reached yet, but the Knox School Board has voted to move ahead with hiring a school resource officer. Superintendent Dr. William Reichhart told board members Tuesday that he needed their approval, so a memorandum of understanding could be signed, once it’s ready.
Discussions continue at Knox Community Schools over a potential building project. Back in September, the school board hired architectural firm Schmidt Associates to develop plans for future construction, after the firm had previously completed a facilities study for the corporation. Representatives will give an update to the school board, during a work session tonight at 6:00 at the Knox Schools Administrative Office.
The Knox Community School Corporation’s 2019 budget has been approved by the state with no big surprises, according to Treasurer Dawn Bailey. She told the school board last week that the Department of Local Government Finance cut the budget a little bit, and that the district’s property tax rate is set to go up by a little more than two cents.
A longtime bus driver for Knox Community Schools has been chosen to take over as transportation director. Tara Pitts was officially appointed to the position by the school board last week, at the recommendation of Superintendent Dr. William Reichhart. “For those of you who haven’t met Tara, she’s been a bus driver with us for . . . 20 years,” he said. “And so she has lots of experience with us and now moving into the transportation director’s seat, and she’s up and running.”
The Knox School Board approved the corporation’s 2019-2020 school calendar last week. Students’ first day of class will be August 6, 2019, with the last day on May 22, 2020, unless make-up days need to be used. Students will once again get two weeks off for both Christmas break and spring break, as well as one week for fall break.
Knox Middle School will be getting a new “maker space,” thanks to a $25,000 grant from the 1st Source Foundation. 1st Source representatives formally presented a check to Principal Jake Skelly during Tuesday’s school board meeting.
Knox teachers will get a pay raise and a sick day buyout, under the master teacher contract ratified by the school board Tuesday. “Each of our teachers in Knox Community Schools will receive a base increase on their salary of $1,168,” Superintendent Dr. William Reichhart explains.
The Knox School Board has streamlined the approval process for field trips. Under a policy update approved last week, only out-of-state and overnight field trips will have to go to the board for approval. The rest can be approved by the superintendent.
The Knox Community School Corporation stands to bring in an extra $23,000 a year, after the school board agreed to place some of the corporation’s cash reserves in a certificate of deposit. Last week, board members authorized school officials to move up to $2 million into a one-year CD at 1st Source Bank.