Vincennes School Board meeting………..

The school board discussed snow days, the budget and Adams Coliseum

 


 

SCHOOL BOARD LOOKING AT SNOW DAY PRACTICES

Instead of losing valuable instructional time due to inclement weather. The Vincennes School Corporation is looking at developing a system whereby students can acess their homework assignments online.

VCSC Instructional Coach Tim Salters says the state now allows schools to have what’s called an E-learning day when school is cancelled due to snow.

 

For those students who do not have a home computer, Salters says if they have an I-phone they can use the Google App to receive their assignment. If that’s not an option, Salters says students would be given so many days in which to complete their work. He says details on how the system will work still needs to be ironed out by school administrators and teachers, but they hope to have something in place before the end of the year.

 

 


 

NEW BASEBALL COACH

In other news from the school board meeting

 Chris Clements is the new baseball coach at Lincoln High School. The Vincennes School Board Monday named Clements to replace Brandon (FAH-OFF) Pfoff who resigned after the current season. Clements has served as the Alices assistant baseball coach over the past 12-seasons.

 

 


 

 

BUDGET TO BE ADVERTISED

 

The Vincennes School Corporation plans to advertise it’s proposed tax levy at just over 2-dollars. Superintendent Greg Parsely says the rate is set high so the school corporation can levy the maximum amount of money from the assessed property value. Parsley anticipates that the final tax rate will be closer to a 1-dollar 12 once the the board of Local Government Finance reviews the budget. The School Board gave Parsley permission to go ahead and advertise the budget.

A public hearing will be held during next month’s school board meeting to allow taxpayers the opportunity to ask questions about the proposed budget.

 


 

SCHOOL CORPORATION WILL HANDLE INSURANCE ON ADAMS

 

The Vincennes School Corporation will assume the cost for utilities and liability insurance on Adams Coliseum. While the Vincennes Education Foundation is leasing the gymnasium from the owners of the New Clarks Crossing, Superintendent Greg Parsley says the V-E-F would be able to assume all of the costs for maintaining the facility. Parsley says the V-E-F’s 1st priority is providing scholarships for students and grants to teachers.

In order to help share in the costs of taking care of the gymnasium, Parsley says the State Board of Accounts asked that the school corporation provide documentation of sharing in those costs.

Parsley adds that the newly remodled gym provides the school corporation with another facility to host events. The V-E-F currently rents Adams Coliseum out for weddings and other community events.

 

 

 

 

SCHOOL BOARD LOOKING AT SNOW DAY PRACTICES

Instead of losing valuable instructional time due to inclement weather. The Vincennes School Corporation is looking at developing a system whereby students can acess their homework assignments online.

VCSC Instructional Coach Tim Salters says the state now allows schools to have what’s called an E-learning day when school is cancelled due to snow.

For those students who do not have a home computer, Salters says if they have an I-phone they can use the Google App to receive their assignment. If that’s not an option, Salters says students would be given so many days in which to complete their work. He says details on how the system will work still needs to be ironed out by school administrators and teachers, but they hope to have something in place before the end of the year.

 


 

 

NEW BASEBALL COACH

In Other news from the school board meeting

 

 

Chris Clements is the new baseball coach at Lincoln High School. The Vincennes School Board Monday named Clements to replace Brandon (FAH-OFF) Pfoff who resigned after the current season. Clements has served as the Alices assistant baseball coach over the past 12-seasons.

 

 


BUDGET TO BE ADVERTISED

 

The Vincennes School Corporation plans to advertise it’s proposed tax levy at just over 2-dollars. Superintendent Greg Parsely says the rate is set high so the school corporation can levy the maximum amount of money from the assessed property value. Parsley anticipates that the final tax rate will be closer to a 1-dollar 12 once the the board of Local Government Finance reviews the budget. The School Board gave Parsley permission to go ahead and advertise the budget.

A public hearing will be held during next month’s school board meeting to allow taxpayers the opportunity to ask questions about the proposed budget.

 


SCHOOL CORPORATION WILL HANDLE INSURANCE ON ADAMS

The Vincennes School Corporation will assume the cost for utilities and liability insurance on Adams Coliseum. While the Vincennes Education Foundation is leasing the gymnasium from the owners of the New Clarks Crossing, Superintendent Greg Parsley says the V-E-F would be able to assume all of the costs for maintaining the facility. Parsley says the V-E-F’s 1st priority is providing scholarships for students and grants to teachers.

In order to help share in the costs of taking care of the gymnasium, Parsley says the State Board of Accounts asked that the school corporation provide documentation of sharing in those costs.

Parsley adds that the newly remodled gym provides the school corporation with another facility to host events. The V-E-F currently rents Adams Coliseum out for weddings and other community events.