Glenn Barnes has officially been named the next principal of Knox High School. The school board voted Tuesday to transfer him from the assistant principal position, effective July 1. He’ll replace Dr. Elizabeth Ratliff, who is resigning from her administrative duties.Continue reading
A recommendation has been made for the Knox High School principal position. Assistant Principal Glenn Barnes has been selected for the job, according to School Superintendent Dr. William Reichhart. The transfer will be up for the school board’s approval tonight.Continue reading
The search for a new Knox High School principal has begun. Superintendent Dr. William Reichhart told the school board Tuesday that the job opening has been posted.Continue reading
Knox High School Principal Dr. Elizabeth Ratliff is officially stepping down at the end of the school year. The school board accepted her resignation by a vote of five-to-zero Monday.Continue reading
The number of planned fundraisers once again drew some questions during Monday’s Knox School Board meeting. When the list of this year’s fundraisers was presented for the board’s approval, Board Member Gary Dulin said he had some questions about where the money is going.Continue reading
Credit activities for the 2019-2020 school year came before the Knox School Board when members met last Tuesday.Continue reading
The Knox Community School Corporation will say goodbye to its longtime athletic director this summer. The school board Tuesday officially accepted the retirement of Phil Owens, effective June 30.Continue reading
Students from around the area gathered at Knox High School last week for the Special Needs Prom. Principal Dr. Elizabeth Ratliff reviewed the event during Tuesday’s school board meeting.Continue reading
Last week’s women’s self-defense class is getting a positive reaction from participants. The Knox Police Department organized the event, which was held at Knox High School.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
Local school administrators are looking toward the state’s new Graduation Pathways as a way to help current students struggling to pass the ISTEP. Knox High School Principal Dr. Elizabeth Ratliff told the school board last week that the initiative provides more options to students planning careers in various skilled trades.
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.”
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.
The Knox Community School Corporation is looking to partner with Ivy Tech Community College to help students meet the state’s new graduation requirements. During a recent school board meeting, Knox Schools Superintendent Dr. William Reichhart said that he and a couple other school officials met with representatives from Ivy Tech. He said Ivy Tech is willing to form a partnership with Knox Schools based on Indiana’s new Graduation Pathways. “They really want to get involved with Knox Community Schools,” Reichhart told board members. “They made that quite clear to us. And I believe that we want to get involved with them, as well.”
Knox middle and high school teachers are gearing up for the introduction of the Apex digital learning system. Training sessions were held last week for sixth through 12th grade teachers, according to High School Principal Dr. Elizabeth Ratliff.
The Knox School Board approved several administrators’ contracts Tuesday. “The administrators who are not changing positions will be on, like, status quo contracts until we figure out if we’re going to be able to give salary increases for this year,” Superintendent Dr. William Reichhart explained. “So for those, they will make the same salary as what they made previously, until we settle the teachers’ contract, and then we’ll be able to go back and look at other administrators.”