?Full day kindergarten will now be $25 per week PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 23 July 2008 00:00
    At the recent Salem School Board meeting the following members were sworn in by David Allen: Marie Lowery, Steve Mostinger, Diana Armstrong Apple and Anne Terrell.
     Dr. Reed told the board some good news regarding full day kindergarten. Salem School received more grant money for full day kindergarten. Kindergarten will now be $25 per week instead of $35.
     “We are very excited about this additional grant money.” stated Dr. Reed.
     The board approved Diana Armstrong-Apple to remain as President, Jason Pepmeier as Vice President and Benjamin Bowling as Secretary.
     All minutes and claims were approved with all members present.
     Kim Thurston reported the financial report to the board.
     According to Thurston the current tax billing is not available yet and the school may need to borrow $500,000 from the general fund, but are expected to collect more than that amount.
     Due to so many legislative changes the 2009 budget will be very high.
     “We want to be high, the state will usually cut us and will never increase our budget.” stated Dr. Reed.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 July 2008 13:43
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?Seven people injured during latest spate of accidents in Scott County PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Wednesday, 23 July 2008 00:00
? ?? ?    In the latest string of vehicular accidents to hit Scott County, a total of seven people suffered injuries.
    The first occurred on Sunday, July 13, at 1 a.m. in Blocher on Broadway Street at its intersection with State Road 3.
    Motorcyclist James Williams Jr., 58, Lexington, told investigating deputy Donald Campbell with the Sheriff’s Department that he ran off the edge of the road and overcorrected, losing control of his 1982 Honda. Williams experienced chest pain after the accident and was treated by technicians with Scott County EMS.
    Damage to the motorcycle was estimated at up to $2,500.
    Early on Monday, July 14, another injury accident occurred, this time on Vienna Road 2,000 feet north of State Road 356.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 July 2008 13:54
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Austin parents can apply early for student assistance for books, meals PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Wednesday, 23 July 2008 00:00
?    Parents of Austin schoolchildren can apply for textbook fee assistance and for free or reduced price meals for their children on both Thursday, July 24, and on Wednesday, July 30.
    On July 24, hours will be from 1 to 6 p.m. in the Austin Elementary School cafeteria. On July 30, hours will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the elementary cafeteria.
    Both sign-up are for students of all ages. Parking will be available in the elementary lot to the south of Rigel Gymnasium. The access road can be found off U.S. Highway 31 South just past the old middle school building.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 July 2008 14:06
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?Youth Grant-Making Council get more involved in supporting local charitable organizations PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Wednesday, 23 July 2008 00:00
?    The Scott County Youth Grant-Making Council, whose members are 11 students from the community, discussed community service projects at their recent meeting.
    The students are concerned about several issues in the community and as a way to help, they have voted to have a drive for a charitable organization each month. Jerel Taylor, an incoming freshman at Scottsburg High School, is the new volunteer coordinator for the project.
    Each month, the students will have researched a nonprofit agency in Scott County to determine the needs, and then Council members will bring a donation to the regular meeting.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 July 2008 14:07
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?SHS Career Clusters need more volunteers for fields PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Wednesday, 23 July 2008 00:00
??    For the 2008-2009 school year, Scottsburg High School will be implementing a program called Career Clusters.
    Career Clusters involves community volunteers in several different career sectors.
    According to Jennifer Mills, who is coordinating Career Clusters, there has been a wonderful response rate to volunteers for this program already, but there are a few key career clusters that still need  representation from the local community to fully engage and match students’ selected interests.
    Volunteers are still needed to cover students who are interested in participating in clusters devoted to agriculture, veterinary science, music, design, medical doctor, nursing, dentist, pharmacy, science, and engineering.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 July 2008 14:10
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