Staff Insight | April 24, 2015 | Volume 7, Issue 30 ON | Greater Clark’s Weekly Video Update ON, Greater Clark’s new weekly video update, will highlight district initiatives, events, students, employees, and more! Click here to view the April 24th episode about high school dipolmas. Reminder - School in Session on Oaks Day Reminder, school will be in session on Friday, May 1 (Oaks Day). The day is being used as a snow make-up day due to the inclement weather during the winter. If you have questions, please contact your building Principal. 2015 Graduation Dates Important Dates April 29 - District Parent Advisory Meeting @ Admin. Building May 1 - Snow Make-Up Day May 4-8 - Employee Appreciation Week May 6 - Board of School Trustees Meeting @ Admin. Building High school graduations for the 2014-15 school year will be held on the following dates and times. Please mark your calendar. Friday, June 12 - New Washington High School at 7:00 p.m. Saturday, June 13 - Jeffersonville High School at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, June 13 - Charlestown High School at 1:00 p.m. Follow Us On: Parkview M.S. Presents “The Lion King, Jr.” The Parkview Middle School Theater is proud to present The Lion King, Jr. on Friday, April 24 and Saturday, April 25, both at 7:00 p.m. Don’t miss this production directed by Parkview Middle School teacher KeNeisha Zell, based on the Broadway production directed by Julie Taymor. Tickets are $3.00 for students, $5.00 for adults, and $10 for VIP seating. For ticket purchase information, call (812) 288-4844. Click here to watch the theater students as they promoted the production on WHAS-11’s Great Day Live! District Facilities Condition and Enrollment Forecast Report On July 23, 2013, the district’s Board of School Trustees authorized Kovert Hawkins Architects to conduct a comprehensive facility study to determine the condition of the district’s 26 buildings and to evaluate the potential impact of future enrollment of those facilities. The study was completed on January 31, 2014 and the Superintendent and his Executive Team have been reviewing the findings and considering possible options to address identified concerns related to health and safety, as well as instructional quality. In considering options, the district’s administration has utilized the expertise of Kovert Hawkins Architects, in terms of facilities, and the expertise of Bond Counsel Thomas Peterson and Piper Jaffray Senior Vice-President David Wimmer to look at the potential legal and financial implications of any possible facility enhancement plan. Click here to review Kovert Hawkins conditions report and enrollment forecast. The suggestions stated in the report would bring the district’s facilities up to current standards, while enhancing the instructional environment for all Greater Clark County Schools’ students. Staff Insight | April 24, 2015 Page 2 Open Enrollment - Retirement & Education Savings Plans Greater Clark County Schools Board of Trustees has approved Mass Mutual as our vendor for our Tax Sheltered Annuities - 403(b) and 457(b) accounts and for the 529 - Educational Savings Account. These representatives will be in buildings during the month of May. The representatives for these accounts are: Kevin Boehnlein Bill Kaiser Eric Ballenger Ron Denman 812-284-4963 [email protected] 812-944-5100 [email protected] 812-948-8475 [email protected] 812-945-9888 [email protected] All new enrollments and any increases in approved deductions must be made on the Salary Deferral Agreement form and returned to the Human Resources Benefits Department at the Administration Building by no later than the end of the day on May 29, 2015. You can get this form from a Mass Mutual representative. Remember, you can decrease or cancel your deduction for these accounts at any time, but you can only enroll or increase your deduction during the two open enrollment months (May and November). Please note that the month of November will now be the second enrollment during the year. Employees over the age of 50 should consult with their advisor about special catch-up provisions. Local Law Enforcement Supports District Safety Initiative Thank you to the Jeffersonville Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #100 and the Clarksville Police Department for their recent donations, $5,000 and $1,600 respectively, to help with the purchase of Raptor systems for the district. Raptor is a visitor management software that is being utilized for security purposes. Visitors to our district buildings now have to present their driver’s license and the Raptor system performs a quick background check. Student and staff safety is our top priority and Greater Clark County Schools is thankful for the financial support from our local law enforcement! Jeffersonville Area Elementary Art Show The Jeffersonville area elementary schools will have an art show on display at the Jeffersonville Public Library from Tuesday, April 28 to Tuesday, May 19 . Elementary schools represented in the show include Bridgepoint, Thomas Jefferson, Spring Hill, Maple, Utica, and Riverside. The purpose of the show is to recognize National Youth Art Month and to emphasize the value of art education for our students and encourage support for quality art programs. Artwork will be on display during normal business hours and the library is located at 211 East Court Avenue in Jeffersonville. Our Vision: Greater Clark County Schools’ vision is to become nationally recognized as a premier provider of education by serving as the bridge connecting stakeholders to ensure all students are college and career ready. Our Mission: Greater Clark County Schools’ mission is for stakeholders to give 100 percent effort in meeting the academic and behavioral needs of each student ensuring acceptance to a post-secondary opportunity.
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