Eastern Pulaski school officials are expected to give an update on the school corporation’s finances tonight. Fiscal indicators like enrollment and fund balances will be discussed with the board of finance.Continue reading
Hamlet officials continue exploring ways to boost housing development. The town council is working on getting a home built on a piece of town-owned land at Lincoln and Pearl streets. But there are also several privately-owned lots that might benefit from some incentives, according to Council President Dave Kesvormas.Continue reading
The Culver Community Schools Corporation’s finances appear to be in good shape, despite a drop in enrollment in recent years. “We’re on a good trend, and we hope to stay on that trend,” says Superintendent Karen Shuman.Continue reading
The Oregon-Davis School Corporation is building up its Rainy Day Fund. The school board passed a resolution Monday to transfer $300,000 in leftover Operations Fund money, according to Superintendent Dr. Don HarmanContinue reading
Declining enrollment continues to be a concern at the Oregon-Davis School Corporation.Continue reading
The Culver Community Schools Corporation continues to see some encouraging enrollment figures.Continue reading
No comments were offered during the West Central School Board’s recent budget hearing, according to Superintendent Dan Zylstra. The proposed 2020 budget amounts to more than $9.8 million. Just over $5 million of that will be the Education Fund, while almost $3.4 million is being proposed for the Operations Fund.Continue reading
Enrollment continues to be a concern, as Oregon-Davis school officials work on the corporation’s 2020 budget. Superintendent Dr. Don Harman says the school board held its public hearing on the proposed budget last week.Continue reading
Any savings the Eastern Pulaski Community School Corporation might have seen in the cost of teacher pensions will likely be offset by a drop in enrollment.Continue reading
Oregon-Davis Elementary School’s kindergarten enrollment turned out to be higher than expected. Now, school officials say they’re taking applications for another kindergarten teacher, so they can add a third section.Continue reading
The Culver Community Schools Corporation is seeing some positive indicators when it comes to enrollment. “I can tell you right now, we just added a third section of pre-K a week ago, and it’s already full,” Superintendent Karen Shuman told the school board during Monday’s work session on the corporation’s referendum money.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
The Oregon-Davis School Board will look at some of the challenges facing the school corporation during a work session tonight. Following a facilities tour, board members will hear presentations on the strategic action plan and the corporation’s finances.Continue reading
The Oregon-Davis School Board is being asked to step up its recruitment and retention efforts. During Monday’s discussion about a proposed high school administrative restructuring, several community members felt the school corporation needed a long-term strategy for addressing ongoing enrollment decline.Continue reading
The Culver Community Schools Corporation is reporting some positive enrollment figures. Superintendent Karen Shuman shared the results of last Friday’s official count during Monday’s school board meeting. “We are up 24 students [over] last year, so we’re at 774, where last year, we were at 750,” she said. “So that is good.”
The Knox Community School Corporation has reason to be hopeful about its future enrollment numbers. Elementary School Principal Glenn Barnes says about 96 children attended the school’s recent kindergarten roundup. He told the school board last week that number’s a little higher than it’s been in past years.
Residents of the Oregon-Davis school district are calling on school officials to explore ways to cut costs before asking voters for a property tax increase. Some of those in attendance asked if the corporation’s 555 students really justified two principals, as well as all of the corporation’s support staff.
As the Oregon-Davis School Board considers the school corporation’s financial future, one challenge school officials will have to address is declining enrollment. Since the 2008-2009 school year, enrollment has dropped from 713.5 students down to 555. Based on kindergarten enrollment trends, that number’s expected to drop down to 511 over the next five years.
The Eastern Pulaski School Board formally adopted the corporation’s 2018 budget Monday.
The Oregon-Davis School Board formally adopted the corporation’s 2018 budget Monday. It calls for a General Fund of just under $4.6 million and a Capital Projects Fund of over $1.1 million, with a total budget of nearly $8.4 million.