Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

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March 13, 2014

Schools criticize state tax proposal

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Hunter also told the board members that construction crews are making good progress on the $2 million addition to the high school, which will house the corporation’s upgraded vocational training area. The addition, with the help of local employers and a state initiative, will create a pipeline for students to start early on careers in advanced manufacturing.

Director of Maintenance Tim Kane presented board members with a wish list of projects that he hopes to tackle soon. The list included new sidewalks and the floors of some stages, which, Kane said, have some boards missing.

Kane also said that the maintenance crews will have to take a close look at the damage the harsh winter wrought on school parking lots.

“We really don’t know what the extent of this is,” he said.

Director of Technology Scott Hershauer told board members that some of the school’s servers, the central computers that serve the other computers throughout the schools, need to be updated. Also, he said, he is still trying to determine what kind of computer equipment will be needed in the new vocational area, though it likely will be equipped with laptops and a wireless connection.

Director of Curriculum Tammy Williams told board members that she has received lots of positive feedback from teachers and students about the use of tablets in some classrooms, a pilot program that ultimately will equip all 2,300 students with such devices over the next three years to better prepare children for the high-tech jobs of the future.

The board next will meet at 7:30 p.m. April 8.

Contact: Boris Ladwig 812-663-3111 x7401; boris.ladwig@greensburgdailynews.com

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