Oregon-Davis Parents Suggest Partnering with Businesses to Save Money on Facilities Upgrades

As the Oregon-Davis School Corporation considers potential facilities upgrades, some parents are thinking outside the box, to find ways to keep costs down. During a facilities tour Wednesday, Superintendent Dr. Don Harman noted that the baseball field could use a new press box, as well as some other improvements, while the bleachers at the track need a new foundation to help with drainage issues.

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Oregon-Davis School Board to Consider Updated High School Administration Recommendation

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The Oregon-Davis School Board will make another attempt at selecting high school administrators tonight. Last week, board members narrowly rejected a proposal that would have seen Superintendent Dr. Don Harman add the junior/senior high school principal’s job to his existing duties for the coming school year. Agriculture teacher Andrew Carlin would have become the assistant principal, while newly-hired math teacher Jerry Miller would have served as athletic director.

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Oregon-Davis School Board Gets Tour of Facilities Needs

Head of Maintenance Scott Taylor and Superintendent Dr. Don Harman discuss facilities needs at Oregon-Davis Elementary School Wednesday.

Upgraded heating and cooling systems, a new secure entrance, and some athletic facility improvements are some of the needs that the Oregon-Davis School Corporation will have to address in the coming years. Superintendent Dr. Don Harman and Head of Maintenance Scott Taylor led the school board on a facilities tour Wednesday.

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Oregon-Davis Officials, Parents Consider Ideas to Stop Enrollment Decline

Superintendent Dr. Don Harman discusses O-D’s enrollment trends during Wednesday’s work session.

To try to keep the Oregon-Davis School Corporation’s finances in the black, parents are now brainstorming ways to boost enrollment. During a school board work session Wednesday, Superintendent Dr. Don Harman said the pace of the enrollment decline has exceeded the projections he made during the referendum discussions in late 2017.

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Some Oregon-Davis Staff Members May Add High School Administrative Duties to Existing Jobs

Monday’s special Oregon-Davis School Board meeting was moved to the high school cafeteria, due to the number of parents and community members in attendance.

Following the departures of Oregon-Davis High School’s principal and assistant principal/athletic director, their duties may be absorbed by some existing staff members. Superintendent Dr. Don Harman presented an administrative restructuring proposal to the school board and dozens of community members Monday.

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Oregon-Davis School Board Adds eLearning Option to School Calendar

The Oregon-Davis School Board has agreed to bring back eLearning. Board members voted Monday to add some eLearning language to the 2019-2020 school calendar, according to Superintendent Dr. Don Harman. “That will include this statement: ‘At the discretion of the superintendent, an eLearning day may be utilized, if needed, throughout the school year,'” Harman explains.

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Oregon-Davis School Board Accepts Donations for Art Education, Field Trips

Art education is getting a boost at Oregon-Davis. On Monday, the school board accepted a $300 grant for the Art Department from the Cheryl Lyn Welter Family Charitable Foundation, as well as a $350 grant from the Northern Indiana Community Foundation to help give kindergarten teachers resources for art projects, according to Superintendent Dr. Don Harman.

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