Morning Bell: School Board To Meet At Resort, Purdue Plans Campus Renovations
Kyle Stokes/StateImpact Indiana
Purdue University announced a 10-year capitol plan Thursday that calls for the demolition of seven buildings on the West Lafayette campus.
South Bend school board to meet at resort – “South Bend’s school board will gather at a waterfront resort in New Buffalo on Monday for an executive session in order to accommodate a consultant who lives there and is currently unable to travel. When contacted by The Tribune, three board members expressed reservations regarding the logistics in light of last week’s budget-slashing move that included eliminating the positions of 43 teachers and more than two dozen others.” South Bend Tribune
Purdue looks to build, raze on West Lafayette campus – “The plan includes an $89 million classroom and library facility that would replace outdated space in three academic buildings and consolidate a sprawling library. The facility is the highest funding priority Purdue officials will take to state lawmakers as part of the 2013-2015 budget request later this year.” Lafayette Journal and Courier
Public gets look at superintendent contract stipulations – “Attorney David Hollenbeck said Public Law 148, which went into effect July 1, stipulates school boards must have a public meeting prior to setting the terms of a superintendent’s contract and take public comment as to what is on the table during negotiations with a potential candidate.” Valparaiso News
Parents Are an ‘Untapped Resource’ to Push STEM, Study Says – “The field experiment involved sending parents two glossy brochures and the link to a website, all highlighting the value of studying STEM subjects. The result? Students from those families, on average, took nearly one semester more of science and mathematics in the last two years of high school, compared with a control group of families not exposed to this intervention.” Curriculum Matters