School safety was a topic discussed at this week’s Culver School Board meeting.
Superintendent Karen Shuman said that the school recently sent out a survey to teachers, students and parents. Though the survey included a variety of questions, Superintendent Shuman focused on the question that gauged the community’s perception of safety at Culver Community Schools during Monday’s meeting. Continue reading →
Culver School Board members held a 2-hour work session prior to their regularly scheduled meeting on Monday night.
Superintendent Karen Shuman stated that the work session was to go over policies and to discuss a strategic plan for the school corporation. “We’ve just started looking at creating the goals and objectives and then creating action steps.” Continue reading →
Culver School Board member Marina Cavazos is resigning from the board.
Superintendent Karen Shuman shared that any interested individual who lives within the city limits of Culver is encouraged to provide a letter of interest to her. For more information contact the Culver Administrative office at 574-842-3364. Continue reading →
Last week, while Culver Community Schools were conducting NWEA testing, they concurrently held Career Pathway Presentations for some junior and senior high school students.
Superintendent Karen Shuman shared that one of the speakers was school board member Bill Sonnemaker. He came and spoke to students about working as an engineer for 40 years. He told them how he worked in the aero-space industry and provided some details about particular projects he tackled within that field.
When the Culver Community School Board met last week, they received a presentation from FFA President Alex Temme who told them all about Culver’s involvement in this year’s National FFA Conference.
FFA members were able to watch the rodeo there as well as exhibit some of their agricultural skills. Superintendent Karen Shuman said that Culver students experienced some success with their soil judging presentations, getting ranked as one of the top ten teams to compete. Continue reading →
When the Culver Community School Board meets this evening they will discuss the ratification of the 2017-2018 Collective Bargaining Agreement.
A few weeks ago, Superintendent Karen Shuman shared that the teacher contract was 99 percent complete, they have just been working on correcting some language. She said the teacher’s union ratified the contract on October 24 and the next step is the board’s ratification tonight. Continue reading →
Resolutions proposing the adoption of the 2018 Budget, capital projects plan and bus replacement plan came before the Culver Community School Board following a public hearing held at their Monday evening meeting.
No public comments were provided during the hearing. The board then went on to adopt the resolutions for the 2018-2020 capital projects plan and the 2018 bus replacement plan. Continue reading →
The Culver Community Schools Corporation has finalized the list of teachers for the upcoming school year. Three new elementary school teachers were officially hired during last week’s school board meeting.
The Culver Community Schools Corporation has formally agreed to work with the town on a proposed Stellar Communities project. The school board approved a resolution Monday expressing its support for Cavalier Park.
The Culver Community Schools Corporation will be able to continue its Title I program, but a $29,000 cut in the school’s Title I grant will make it a bit more difficult. The federal program provides resources to schools with high percentages of students from low-income families.
When sixth graders at the Culver Community Schools corporation return to class next week, they’ll head to the middle/high school, rather than the elementary school. The change was approved by the school board earlier this month.
One of Culver’s proposed Stellar Communities projects will be discussed tonight by the Culver School Board. Board members will consider a resolution formally expressing the school corporation’s support of the Cavalier Park project. The plan is to construct a sports center on a piece of the corporation’s land that’s currently being used as a youth soccer field.
The Culver School Board discussed the hire of several teachers during the upcoming intersession and summer school.
Interim Superintendent Chuck Kitchell said two elementary teachers will need to be approved for hire during the intersession which will include four days of instruction. The intersession will be from April 3 to April 6 from 8 a.m. to noon ET.