The Real Cost of School Vouchers: An Op-Ed from Dr. Phil Downs

Posted on April 18, 2018

Recently there have been a lot of stories and opinion pieces written about the Indiana voucher program and school funding. There appears to be a misconception about how the voucher program works as well as its impact on public schools. Here is how a voucher works. A family wanting to attend a private school that […]

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Indiana Student’s Gaining Financial Literacy Skills

Posted on April 18, 2018

TCU’s Financial Empowerment Program Expands With New Middle School Curriculum The TCU Financial Empowerment High School Program (powered by FoolProof) launched exclusively in Indiana in the fall of 2015. In January 2018, the program was expanded to include a middle school curriculum. Today, more than 180 teachers in 130 middle and high schools have registered […]

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Interview with Wayne Barker – District VI Superintendent of the Year

Posted on April 18, 2018

The superintendent of Bluffton-Harrison Metropolitan School District, Wayne Barker, has been named 2018 Superintendent of the Year for District VI by the Indiana Association of Public School Superintendents (IAPSS). Barker has been superintendent at Bluffton-Harrison M.S.D. since 2009. In 2009 enrollment in the district was rapidly declining – from 1,643 students in 1996 to 1,331 […]

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Interview with Dan Scherry – District VII Superintendent of the Year

Posted on April 18, 2018
Dan Scherry, superintendent of North Spencer County School Corp., has been named 2018 Superintendent of the Year for District VII by the Indiana Association of Public School Superintendents (IAPSS).

Dan Scherry, superintendent of North Spencer County School Corp., has been named 2018 Superintendent of the Year for District VII by the Indiana Association of Public School Superintendents (IAPSS). Scherry has been superintendent since 2010, and previously served the district as high school principal and assistant superintendent.Despite financial struggles in recent years, North Spencer has […]

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Interview with Karl Galey – District VIII Superintendent of the Year

Posted on April 18, 2018
Karl Galey, superintendent of Lawrenceburg Community School Corporation, has been named 2018 Superintendent of the Year for District VIII by the Indiana Association of Public School Superintendents (IAPSS).

Karl Galey, superintendent of Lawrenceburg Community School Corporation, has been named 2018 Superintendent of the Year for District VIII by the Indiana Association of Public School Superintendents (IAPSS). Galey has been Lawrenceburg superintendent since 2009. Lawrenceburg Community School Corp.’s graduation rate has increased from 76 percent in 2008 to an average of 95 percent since […]

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April 2018 IAPSS President’s Message

Posted on April 17, 2018
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My April message begins with a challenge.  I know, no surprise! However, I have found myself using a particular phrase more recently than I have in the past.  Before I share what my phrase has been, let me ask you: What is your most frequently used phrase in recent weeks and months?  And, what does […]

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Executive Director’s April 2018 Report

Posted on April 17, 2018
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IAPSS joined with IASBO for the 2018 Spring district meetings. This joint meeting was established for the  express purpose of presenting information on HEA 1009 and HEA 1167. These bills replaced the way schools do budgeting for the first time in over 30 years. With the idea of giving superintendents and school boards more flexibility […]

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