Thursday, August 23, 2007

Blog Bits

New Staff

Joan May has been hired as the resource teacher at Jefferson Elementary. She received her bachelor’s degree from Wheelock College and her master’s from Indiana State.

Her husband, Ron, is president of Ancilla college, and they have three grown sons. Joan enjoys working with children and finds schools to be exciting, vibrant places to work.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Board Meeting

The Board of Trustees met in regular session on August 16, 2007. In addition to regular business, the board reviewed the extra-curricular financial reports, heard a report on the opening of school (see below), heard a strategic plan update, and acknowledged student activity requisitions. Upon conclusion of the regular meeting, the board conducted a budget workshop. The advertised levy for calendar year 2008 will be approximately $400,000 smaller than the levy advertised in 2007. This is due to an increase in state aid and miscellaneous revenues. The next board meeting is scheduled for September 6th at 7:00 p.m. At that meeting the board will conduct a hearing on the proposed 2008 Budget, 2008 Capital Projects plan, and 2008 Bus Purchase Plan.

Opening Week of School

School opened on August 15. One thousand thirty-three elementary students were registered. Five hundred sixty-five students were registered at Riverside Intermediate. Lincoln Jr. High had registered five hundred twelve students, and one thousand eighty-four students were registered at Plymouth High School. The numbers still include some no-shows. Official count day will be the third Friday in September. Adjustments will be made to the bus routes through the first two weeks of school to balance loads and pickup spots. If you have any questions about transportation issues, please contact Rick Scott at 936-3115.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Plymouth Schools Closed Today

Plymouth Community Schools are closed today. There was no power at Menominee Elementary. There were several spots in the district where light poles or trees were blocking roads.