Knox Police Cracking Down on Cars Blocking Streets Near Elementary, Middle Schools

Yellow areas are where students are to be dropped off. Green areas are where traffic flow is expected. (graphic provided by Knox City Police Department)

Knox School officials are beginning to see some success with updated drop-off and pickup procedures. Previously, cars had been lining up on local roads around the elementary and middle schools. Knox City Police have asked elementary school parents not to arrive to pick up students before 2:20 p.m. Officers say any cars standing on Culver Road will be issued a ticket.

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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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The Lowe’s Operation Playground Project at KCES is Complete!

Some brand new playground equipment will be waiting for Knox Elementary School students when they return to class this August.

Back in March, the elementary school was awarded approximately $40,000 through the Lowe’s Operation Playground grant. The grant money was put toward new equipment and additional funds raised by the Lil’ Redskins Fan Club covered the cost of installation and mulch. Continue reading

Knox School Board Votes to Move Fifth Grade to Middle School

The Knox fifth grade class is moving to the middle school this fall. The move was officially approved by the Knox School Board Tuesday. Superintendent Dr. William Reichhart said it will help give students and staff the best learning environment and facilities possible. “We feel that’s critical to this move,” he said, “that when you look at the middle school and that environment, and the facilities that we have there are outstanding, compared to what our fifth graders have here at the elementary.”

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Knox School Board to Consider Moving Fifth Grade, Hiring New Corporation Treasurer

The Knox School Board is expected to consider the relocation of fifth grade classes tonight. Superintendent Dr. William Reichhart brought the idea to the school board last month, after a recent facilities study found some extra space at Knox Middle School.

Board members will also decide whether to approve the hiring of a new corporation treasurer and business manager. According to the advance meeting agenda, Dawn Bailey has been recommended to replace Sherry Fort, who’s retiring at the end of next week.

In other business, the Knox School Board is scheduled to hear a park board presentation and get information about the Starke County Community Foundation’s Hardesty Memorial Endowment. Tonight’s Knox School Board meeting starts at 6:30 at the Knox Schools Administrative Office.

Knox Elementary School Gets $40,000 Grant for New Playground Equipment

Knox Elementary School’s playground equipment will be getting some major upgrades, thanks to Lowe’s Operation Playground grant of more than $40,000. Representatives from the Plymouth Lowe’s store presented a giant check to the Lil’ Redskins Booster Club and other school officials during Thursday’s Basketball Bonanza event. That, along with $16,000 raised by the booster club, will be used to replace the west end playground used by first and second graders.

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