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CCSC school board set to meet Thursday

Sunday, March 6, 2011

CCSC Interim Supt. Kim Tucker
The Clay Community School Corporation School Board will meet at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, March 10, in the media center at North Clay Middle School.

There are several new items on the agenda, including:

* 2011 Summer School course offerings,

* Commencement of Superintendent's Search with Indiana State University,

*Brief written reports from Tom Reberger and Frank Misner,

* Search for solution to modify or replace Depot Street trailer,

* Minimum age requirement for ECA coaches and volunteers,

* Discussion of built-in snow days,

* Adjustment to dates of six-week grading periods,

* Administrative contracts,

* Criminal History Information -- Board Policy No. 2850 Revision: First Reading,

* End-of-Course Assessments -- Board Policy No. 6525 Revision: First Reading,

* Alternate Ways to Earn Physical Education Credits -- Proposed Board Policy No. 6526: First Reading,

* Northview High School ECA payments,

* Proposal to move May school board meeting from May 12, 2011, to May 19, 2011,

* Student Hand-books: First reading, and

* Permission to apply for grant.

In addition, comments from residents will be allowed and Interim Supt. Kim Tucker will provide a report.

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I urge those who want to have some input about the search for new superintendent to attend this meeting and speak up.

Dr Buell has put his feelings into a letter to the editor which I personally disagree with as I feel the applicant pool should be a large as possible to find the best applicant possible. If internal applicants are interviewed alongside external ones and they are truly the best, so be it; but until that happens we will never be sure and the internal applicant will never have the credibility due to an "incestual" process.

Have a good day.

-- Posted by Jenny Moore on Mon, Mar 7, 2011, at 7:52 AM

Isn't it obvious..

Bee Eater sounds JUST like Clay County My husband and I were told by former superintendent and curriculum coordinator that our kids were different than the rest of the kids in Clay County as we weren't from here. The rest were challenged enough with the standard curriculum offered so they didn't need anything else. The parents and taxpayers here should be FURIOUS at this attitude taken by the people hired to educate the community's future adults and bread winners...but doubt many will attend Thursday evening. This is my youngest's last year in the corporation so nothing I can say will help her but maybe it will help someone else's child and certainly will help the community as a whole. I wish more people would see how the school impacts the entire wealth of the community....Very sad.

The culture of yesterday isn't working in the world today and certainly won't tomorrow. Our main street is crumbling as it is. Are we past the point of no return already due to such disinterest? Seems at odds with the Christian ethic of doing for others that people only seem to care for improving the situation of those related to them as in turn not improving education for all comes back to impede their wealth as well as far as property values and local job opportunities etc.

Have a good day.

-- Posted by Jenny Moore on Tue, Mar 8, 2011, at 10:49 AM

Yes...Been to many school board meetings over the years...The best yet was when board member comment after my husband spoke was that "We are not going to let transients come in and tell us what is wrong with our schools"...Very sad that there is so much closed mindedness.

I do feel that Dr Boyd [I think that is his name]has also become part of the problem at this point. ISU has to a certain extent become a closed system as well and we always go back to Dr Boyd and I fear that it is those he recommends who get put into positions again and again. Seems that since that hasn't been working very well, maybe time to do something different withOUT Boyd as the consultant...Maybe find someone at another university who does similar consultant work. Just saying...

-- Posted by Jenny Moore on Wed, Mar 9, 2011, at 7:15 AM

Obvious, that is not a realistic expectation. That school you refer to must be one for all academic honors diploma; there's no way the general population can all pass calculus at ANY school.

I don't live in Clay County.........but how does this Buell guy ever get elected? He seems really eccentric.

-- Posted by Bruther on Wed, Mar 9, 2011, at 2:23 PM

Ever see the movie "Stand and Deliver" ?

True story about a group of potential drop outs that ended up all in honors math class just because a teacher told them that they could do anything with hard work.

We write off too many students by prejudging what family they belong to or as in many larger cities "their zip code".

While it takes longer hours for some to succeed, with encouragement from home and school as well as commitment our students here could go a lot farther than they are now. Some will NEVER reach their potential just because guidance office guides them to easy classes so they wouldn't feel pressured or challenged. Just the opposite. they should be challenged to see how far they can go.

I've always said that I'd rather my kids get B's in classes where they are challenged and their interest retained than bored to tears in classes and get A's while not really learning that much.

While I am proud that my kids got all A's most of the time here at Clay schools, I know that they weren't challenged to their full potential.

-- Posted by Jenny Moore on Thu, Mar 10, 2011, at 5:11 PM

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