Triton School Board Receives Building Project Updates From Architect

When the Triton School Board met last Monday, board members and the public were able to view some preliminary drawings and plans for the proposed building projects.

Architect Ben Sanchez of Barton-Coe-Vilaama presented the board with updates about different projects including plans for the high school roof repairs and designs for a new gymnasium. Superintendent Donna Burroughs said representatives from the Fort-Wayne based architecture and engineering firm were there to receive feedback before they undertake the school projects. Continue reading

Triton School Board Amends Bus Pick-Up and Drop-Off Policy

The Triton School Board addressed certain safety concerns with drop-off and pick-up procedures when they met earlier this week. Superintendent Donna Burroughs said the school corporation currently does not have a form that parents fill out to specify different pick-up and drop-off locations.

Burroughs reported that there are some families who are calling in frequently to instruct the schools of different places that their child needs to be dropped off at or picked up from on different days.

“It’s impossible to keep track of, especially if you have a substitute bus driver who may not know the kids to know that they aren’t going to their usual spot.” Burroughs explained, “Before we just went ‘well here’s their house that’s where they get picked up and dropped off’ but we’re past that in a lot of cases now with both parents working or divorce situations, et cetera.” Continue reading

Triton School Board Awards Staff for Receiving an “A” from the Indiana Department of Education

At the beginning of October, the Indiana Department of Education released their A through F school accountability grades. Triton Schools had been bumped up a letter grade from 2016, receiving an A this year.

In order to show their gratitude to the individuals responsible for the hard work that went into receiving the recognition, the Triton School Board voted to pay for gift cards to be given to everyone on the staff. Continue reading

Triton School Board Establishes Shooting Club for THS, Appoints Sponsor

During their meeting Monday evening, the Triton School Board established a shooting club for Triton High School and approved a club sponsor. The club sponsor will be Ryan Meister, who has served as a coach for Triton in the past and is the owner of the ‘Back 40 Sporting Clays’ shooting range in Bourbon.

Superintendent Donna Burroughs said a number of students already participate in shooting sports in 4-H so there is an apparent interest in a club of this kind. She explained that target shooting competitions are a growing trend around the country. Continue reading

Bond Project Addressed During Triton School Board Monday Night

A few building projects are in the works at the Triton School Corporation. The heating and cooling system at the elementary school needs replaced and the corporation is looking to build a high school gymnasium and replace the roof at the high school.

In an effort to move forward with those projects, the Triton School Board held a public hearing during the Triton School Board meeting. There were no public comments during the bond project hearing. Continue reading

Triton School Board to Hold Public Hearing Tonight

The Triton School Board will hold a public hearing on the proposed lease on the building project. The school is looking to build a high school gymnasium, replace the heating and cooling system at the elementary school and the roof at the high school. Following the public hearing, the board plans to adopt a resolution to authorize the execution of the lease, approve the issuance of bonds and accept post-issuance procedures.

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Triton School Board Accepts Generous Memorial Donation for Scholarships

The Triton School Board graciously accepted a healthy memorial donation for student scholarships during their meeting Monday night.

Superintendent Donna Burroughs said the donation came from Compton trust in memory of two life-long Triton supporters.

“This scholarship donation was in the amount of $188,611. I think that’s just awesome that they want to support the school. The interest will be given away each year in the form of scholarships for kids who are planning to pursue the study of some trade,” said Burroughs.

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Triton School Board to Move Forward with Building Projects

The Triton Community School Board held a public hearing concerning a few projects planned that will be under construction in 2018.

Superintendent Donna Burroughs said a new HVAC system will be installed at the elementary school as part of this project.

“We’re looking at replacing the heating and cooling system at the elementary school,” said Burroughs. “It’s over 25 years old now and not working properly and it’s hard to get parts. The elementary project will be about $800,000 or a little more.” Continue reading

Triton School Board to Hold Public Hearing on Building Project

The Triton School Board has scheduled a public hearing for tonight to hear comments on the proposed building project set to begin in 2018.

Superintendent Donna Burroughs previously told MAX 98.3 FM News that bonds will be issued to build a new high school gym, replace the roof at the high school and purchase a new heating and cooling system at the elementary school.

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Triton School Board to Further Discuss Building Project

The Triton School Board will hold a work session tonight to discuss a proposed building project, a sponsorship agreement and the administrative handbook.

Superintendent Donna Burroughs explained that a facility study showed that a new heating and cooling system is needed at the elementary school and the roof needs replaced at the high school. A new gym was listed as part of that facility study. The proposed cost of the project is $4 million.

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Triton School Board Accepts Vehicle Donation, Discusses Building Projects

Horsepower has sweetened the deal for Triton High school students to attend classes this year.

Superintendent Donna Burroughs said the school board accepted a donation Monday night as part of this year’s perfect attendance prize.

“We accepted an automobile gift from a local automotive dealer who has given us a car to give away to a high school student who has perfect attendance,” announced Burroughs. “That will be given away at the end of the school year, right before they do finals.”

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Triton School Board Discusses Additional Preschool Program, Combining Services

The Triton School Board learned this week that two students wish to start a peer helper program as a service project. The board appreciated the presentation and were proud of the leadership initiative, according to Superintendent Donna Burroughs.

Burroughs told MAX 98.3 FM News that the board is considering the addition of a preschool program next school year. The program would be shared with the other schools who participate in the special education program.

Burroughs also commented that the board will be looking to share services with other corporations to help with the lack of funding. The Corporation hosted a presentation on the lack of funding for schools late last year. She stated in a previous interview that the biggest catalyst in the lack of funding is the state takeover of the General Fund, which pays salaries, insurance, and operating costs. Burroughs said the Triton School Corporation is receiving $1.7 million less than it did ten years ago.

No decisions were made at this week’s meeting.

Triton School Board Adopts Balanced Calendar

The Triton School Board approved the 2015-2016 school calendar when they met on Monday night.

Superintendent Donna Burroughs said the school board opted to go with a balanced calendar to keep in line with surrounding school corporations.

“It’s only about a week difference from what we’ve had in past years, so it’s not like it’s a whole new creation. We’re just starting one week earlier. With the importance they place on testing, we feel like that gives us an extra to week to work with the kids,” stated Burroughs.

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