Governor Daniels announces termination of state’s contract with IBM for delivery of welfare services PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 28 October 2009 00:00
    Governor Mitch Daniels announced recently the state has terminated its contract with IBM for the delivery of welfare services. The contract was canceled because the company did not make satisfactory progress to improve services to welfare applicants and recipients under a plan to correct deficiencies.
    In its place, the Family and Social Services Administration will go to a hybrid system that will incorporate successful elements of the old welfare delivery system and what is known as the modernized system. The hybrid system will include more face?to?face contact and more localized team?based case management.
    “The fraud appears to have been stopped and we’re still on track to save taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars, but the intended service improvements have not been delivered, and that’s not acceptable,” said Daniels. “Those who raised concerns about service quality were correct and we appreciate their efforts. We’ll now take the best parts of the old and new and move ahead with a hybrid system in what amounts to a major mid?course correction.”
Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 October 2009 08:39
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Charlestown Sanitation Department reminds citizens about biodegradable yard waste PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 28 October 2009 00:00
    Autumn has officially arrived, and leaves are starting to collect on lawns throughout Charlestown.
    The Charlestown Sanitation Department reminds residents that biodegradable yard waste– including leaves, grass clippings and other organic materials– must be disposed of in biodegradable bags in order to be picked up.
    The Clark?Floyd Landfill and Cristiani Mulch no longer accept yard waste in non?biodegradable packaging.
    Biodegradable bags for yard waste are available for purchase at the Jay C Store, Western Auto, Walmart, Lowe’s and Home Depot.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 October 2009 08:40
 
State revenue reported below projections at recent East Washington School Board PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 28 October 2009 00:00
     Superintendent Phyllis Ammick provided an update to the board regarding the Governor's press conference on October 8. The Governor reported that state revenue was $254 million below projections and that further cuts to the budget, including state support to schools must be considered.
    Superintendent Ammick recommend the board to approve the Resolution to adopt the Budgets, CPF and bus replacement plan. The board approved 4-0.
    Superintendent Ammick presented to the board a License agreement with Neola, whom are a company that follow Indiana laws to make sure the school policies are updated  and or added when needed. The board requested to take it under consideration until the November Board meeting.
    The board approved the proposed payment agreement for the Band Boosters portion of payments due for the band uniforms.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 October 2009 08:44
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New corporation mission statement adopted at West Washington School Board meeting PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 28 October 2009 00:00
     At the recent West Washington School Board meeting William Van Cleave moved to adopt the following corporation mission statement: It is our mission of the West Washington School Corporation to insure all students a safe and caring environment while providing them an innovative, stimulating and positive education. We encourage all students to: Reach their highest potential academically; develop a positive value system that will promote responsible citizenship, a positive self-concept, a sense of community, and respect for cultural, religious and racial diversity; develop individual and group problem-solving skills necessary to be successful in an ever-changing world. The motion passed 7-0.
    Superintendent Jackson reported that Deputy Treasurer Amber Karr was terminated effective October 15 and recommended the board to hire Barb Davis as corporation treasurer to replace retiring Treasurer. VanCleave moved to accept Jackson's recommendation at the current salary of $33,700.00 with a $200,000 bond effective November 1, 2009. The motion passed 7-0 with a second by Tim Barksdale.
    Lee Barger addressed the board concerning comments made to him by the high school principal along with several issues concerning his son. Superintendent Jackson said he would address the issues and would return a call to Barger after he had time to look further into the matter. The board approved to adopt the 2010 budget passing 7-0.
    The following field trips were approved: Mr. Harkness with Spell Bowl to unannounced destination; Mrs. Tragesser and Mrs. Clements along with 3-5 Junior Prom Committee students to New Albany to select a location for the 2010 prom on October 22, 2009; Mr. Wilson and the Journalism class to the Annual IUS Journalism Conference on October 20; Mrs. Early and Health Careers to Spencerian College on October 30; Mr. Myers and BPA Video Production Team to Galt House to attend the Internal Student Medial Festival on October 31; Ms. Dillard and Mrs. Brown along with 9-12 students to Louisville to tour the Mega Caverns on November 4; Eighth grade students and teacher to Louisville Science Center on November 25; Elementary Dram students and sponsors to Derby Dinner Playhouse on December 17; Ms. Dillard and Mrs. Brown with 12 students to Falls of the Ohio on October 21; Ms. Dillard and Mrs. Brown with 9-12 students to Becks Mill on October 23 and Ms. Dillard and Mrs, brown with 11th and 12th graders to Louisville Science Center on October 28.
    The next school board meeting will be Monday, November 16.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 October 2009 08:47
 
Washington County March for Babies was a success PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 28 October 2009 00:00
     Participating residents in Washington County raised over $15,000 for the babies by walking in the March of Dimes: March for Babies on Sunday, October 11 at Salem Speedway. Walkers participated individually or part of corporate, youth, or family team.
    This year’s top teams included:
   1. Washington County Substance Abuse Council
   2. 3 Little Blessings
   3. Trevor’s Troopers
   4. Morgan’s Raiders
   5. First Harrison Bank
    The Top Walker was John Fultz with the Washington County Substance Abuse Council. This year’s Top Youth Team was the Salem High School Spanish Club. And the Top New Team was 3 Little Blessings, the team of the 2009 March for Babies Ambassadors: Jenna, Rachel, and Will Little, who are the children of Jill and Lance Little.
    Thanks to our local sponsors Salem Lions Club, National City Bank now a part of PNC, First Harrison Bank, Mid-Southern Savings Bank, Hoosier Uplands, and Highland United Methodist Church.
    The March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health.  With chapters nationwide and its premier event, March for Babies, the March of Dimes works to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality. For the latest resources and information, visit marchofdimes.com or nacersano.org.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 October 2009 08:48
 
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