Knox Community Schools Accounts Earned Over $121,000 in Interest in 2018

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.”

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Knox School Board Considers Potential Locations for New Electronic Message Board

Knox School Superintendent Dr. William Reichhart presents rendering of proposed electronic message board to school board members

The Knox School Board has decided to hold off on the purchase of an electronic message board until firmer plans are in place for a potential building project. During a recent meeting, Superintendent Dr. William Reichhart said possible changes to the corporation’s facilities, including the potential demolition of part of the elementary school, have caused him to rethink the sign’s location.

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Knox School Board to Get Update on Planning Process for Potential Building Improvements Tonight

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.

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Finalized 2019 Knox Schools Budget to Include Slight Tax Increase

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.

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Knox School Board Appoints Transportation Director, Maintenance Director, Deputy Treasurer

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.”

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Knox Community School Corporation Gets More than $58,000 in Energy Efficiency Rebates

Kirby Dipert with Lockheed Martin Energy presents energy efficiency rebate check to School Superintendent Dr. William Reichhart

Energy savings upgrades at Knox Community Schools have led to over $58,000 in NIPSCO rebates. Kirby Dipert with Lockheed Martin Energy, which administers NIPSCO’s energy efficiency programs, presented a check during Tuesday’s school board meeting.

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