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The Board of School Trustees of Franklin County Community School Corporation will convene a public hearing on Monday, May 23 at 7:00 p.m. at 225 E. 10th Street, Brookville, Indiana. The purpose of the public hearing is for the Board to meet to discuss and hear objections to and support for the proposed contract. Click here to view the proposed contract.
For the month of April, Mrs. Alta Profitt, Parent Coordinator at Laurel School, has been selected as “Educator of the Month”. According to Franklin County Superintendent, Dr. Debbie Howell, it is a great privilege to publicly honor and recognize someone who has dedicated 54 years to education. Mrs. Profitt’s career in education began in the Cincinnati Public Schools. In 1976, she opened Tot Spot Nursery School in Brookville. For the next 25 years, Mrs. Profitt and Tot Spot Nursery School was a staple on Main Street. She and her staff helped countless Franklin County “kiddos” build a solid foundation for learning, instilled a passion for books, and cultivated curiosity and sense of adventure.
In the spring of 2000, Mrs. Profitt retired from Tot Spot. Not too long after her “retirement” Mrs. Profitt was hired by the Franklin County Community School Corporation as a preschool teacher at Laurel Elementary. In 2012, Mrs. Profitt, once again, tried her hand at retirement. It didn’t take too long for the school to hire her back, this time as a Parent Coordinator at Laurel School.
In addition to her dedication to the school corporation, Mrs. Profitt is also very active in the community. She … Continue reading
Personal care items like toothpaste, deodorant, shampoo, soap, laundry supplies, toilet paper, etc. are basic needs that most people take for granted. However, for families in need, maintaining hygiene can be a real challenge. Even those receiving government assistance can find it difficult to fit such items into the household budget, since assistance is often restricted to purchase of food for the family.
As they travel over 2, 700 miles a day over local roads, Franklin County Community School Corporation bus drivers see firsthand the poverty that affects so many Franklin County students. “Stuff the Bus” is a school bus driver-led initiative begun this year to collect toys and personal care and household items for local families in need.
Each school bus driver received a canvas collection bag sporting the “Stuff the Bus” logo. The bags were supplied at very deep discount by local CVS Pharmacy manager Tammy Grant. The drivers then distributed a flyer to each family on the bus detailing the collection effort, which began two weeks before Christmas and ended December 18th.
Response from the drivers, students and their families was tremendous, with several thousand dollars worth of toys, cleaning supplies, laundry supplies, and personal care items collected. The items were channeled back out into the communities through the Laurel School Christmas campaign, the BUMC Christmas families program, and through Works of Mercy, the food pantry at SIEOC, and Harvest Land Storehouse in New Trenton.
The drivers would like to express their sincere appreciation to the community for supporting this first-year effort. Organizers hope to expand the program even further next year and continue to bring help to our students in need.
Nationwide, 7.5 million students miss nearly a month of school every year in excused and unexcused absences. Locally, 675 students missed more than ten (10) days of school during the 2014-2015 school year, and 673 students exceeded this ten (10) day mark in 2013-2014. Developing the habit of going to school regularly is critical to doing well in school, college, and on the job. Recently, the Franklin County Board of School Trustees approved a new attendance policy for the upcoming school year which limits the number of days, excused and unexcused, that student may be absent from school to nine (9). Click here to read more.
This fall, the Franklin County Community School Corporation will begin using School Messenger, a leading provider of notification services for parental outreach, emergency broadcasts, student attendance alerts and other communications for education. It is the school corporation’s goal to increase communication with families and to provide timely and accurate information whether it be a crisis situation or school closures due to inclement weather. Click here to read a full press release.