$25,000 Worth of Equipment Donated to Knox High School Graphic Arts Department

Knox High School’s Graphic Arts Department is getting a major equipment upgrade, thanks to a recent donation. Compliance Signs gave the school two Roland wide body printers, valued at $12,500 each. On top of that, CutCardStock of Valparaiso has donated $450 worth of paper. The donations were officially accepted by the school board last week.

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Knox School Board Hires Architect to Develop Plans for Future Facility Upgrades

The Knox Community School Corporation is moving ahead with exploring possible facility improvements. On Tuesday, the school board voted to hire architectural firm Schmidt Associates to develop plans for future construction. The firm recently completed a facilities study for the corporation, and board members felt it made sense to stick with the same company.

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Knox School Corporation Looking to Partner with City to Add School Resource Officer

The Knox Community School Corporation is still looking for ways to add a school resource officer, even after the Starke County Sheriff’s Department was unable to secure funding. During Tuesday’s school board meeting, Superintendent Dr. William Reichhart said he and other school officials are now exploring whether the City of Knox could step in.  Continue reading

Another Round of Policy Updates Presented to Knox School Board

Groups using Knox school facilities would officially be banned from holding events with alcohol or betting, under a policy proposal presented to the school board last month. Superintendent Dr. William Reichhart said that would mean that outside organizations wouldn’t be allowed to hold bingo events at school facilities, but raffles held by school groups could continue, since they wouldn’t fall under this policy. It’s one of several policy updates recommended by policy consultant NEOLA.

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Knox School Board Gets Update on High School’s Former Pit Area

 

Knox High School’s pit area may be gone, but it continues to be a topic of discussion during school board meetings. Principal Dr. Elizabeth Ratliff told board members last month that the area where the pit used to be has gotten some new furniture. “The nice part is the kids love it,” she said. “So we’re seeing anywhere from 25 to 30 kids sitting in there every day. By being able to spread out the chairs, they’re really enjoying it, taking good care of it. So that’s been a very positive addition, also.”

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Bowen Center to Provide Mental Health Services to Knox High School Students

 

The Knox Community School Corporation has entered into another agreement for mental health services. Last month, the school board approved a one-year contract with Porter-Starke Services for the elementary and middle schools, with the understanding it could be expanded to the high school in the future. But during this week’s meeting, board members approved a contract with the Bowen Center for services at the high school.

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