Capital Projects Summary Presented to North Judson-San Pierre School Officials

A capital projects summary was given to North Judson-San Pierre School Board members when they met last Tuesday.

NJ-SP School officials worked with the architecture and engineering firm Fanning Howey with these capital projects. Company representative William Payne provided members with the project summary and noted that everything was accomplished without going over budget.

Payne explained that some major safety upgrades that were made to the entrances of all the schools. Continue reading

NJ-SP Maintenance Director to Start on Bus Cameras Pilot Project Over Christmas Break

Over Christmas Break, North Judson-San Pierre Maintenance Director Wilbur Collins plans to get started on a pilot project related to improving school bus safety.

When NJ-SP School Board members met on Tuesday, Collins explained that the recent bus-related fatalities in surrounding counties prompted him to look into some ways to improve safety and discourage motorists from putting students in danger with unsafe driving practices. Continue reading

North Judson-San Pierre Receives Nearly $130,000 from NIPSCO Rebate

Maintenance Director Wilbur Collins and Kirby Dibert; Photo Source: School Board VP Derrick Stalbaum

The North Judson-San Pierre School Corporation is reaping the financial benefits of some energy-saving projects that were completed in 2017 and 2018.

Kirby Dipert from Lockheed Martin Energy, the company that administers NIPSCO’s energy efficiency programs, presented school officials with a check for $129,943.37 when they met Tuesday night. Continue reading

North Judson-San Pierre Principals Cover School Improvement Plans

When the North Judson San-Pierre School Board met last Tuesday, members heard school improvement plan presentations from both school principals

Both Elementary School Principal Julie Berndt and Middle/High School Principal Jim Polite emphasized creating curriculums that are driven by test results, specifically, scores from the Northwest Evaluation Association test or NWEA. Continue reading

eLearning Policies Considered by North Judson-San Pierre School Board

Since it is their first year implementing eLearning, North Judson-San Pierre School officials had to create some policies to go along with the program. School Board members considered the policies on first reading when they met Tuesday evening.

Superintendent Dr. Annette Zupin noted that the Teacher’s Association and the schools’ administrators were consulted to craft a document that fits for NJ-SP. She added that they also utilized support and resources from other area schools. Continue reading

North Judson-San Pierre Receives Metal Detectors, Policy Development and Staff Training to Follow

Back in July, Governor Eric Holcomb announced that handheld metal detectors would be provided to public, private and charter schools at no cost as one element of the state’s comprehensive approach to bolster school safety efforts. North Judson-San Pierre was one of more nearly 370 Hoosier schools that requested metal detectors.

At last Tuesday’s NJSP school board meeting, Superintendent Dr. Annette Zupin reported they recently received the four detectors that were requested. She said now that they have these devices, a few more steps will have to happen before they can be utilized. Continue reading

North Judson Parents and Community Members Encouraged to Join Bluejay Strategic Planning Group

North Judson-San Pierre Superintendent Dr. Annette Zupin issued her annual call-out for Bluejay Strategic Planning Group members at Tuesday night’s school board meeting. She provided a bit of information about what the expectations of the group are.

Zupin shared, “The purpose of the group is two-fold; one is to have positive communication between school and community but hey also are our parent and community group for all of our plans.” Continue reading

North Judson-San Pierre School Board Considers Salaries and Contracts

When North Judson-San Pierre school board members met Tuesday night, various contracts and salaries were up for approval.

Superintendent Dr. Annette Zupin shared that the non-certified salary schedule was updated to include $8 per hour as the starting rate and the number of categories listed was reduced in order to make payroll and HR matters less complicated. Continue reading