The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

Local News

November 13, 2012

Covington schools to use state grant for strategic plan

COVINGTON, Ind. — Covington school board members learned Monday the district will use an Innovation Planning Grant to create a strategic plan regarding technology in the classroom.

Superintendent Kirk Booe said the $30,000 grant from the state will be used for Five-Star Technology Solutions of Sellersburg, Ind., and its team of technology education experts. The team will visit schools and assist them in creating a corporation’s technology transition plan.

Booe said the grant money also will be used for travel to see how other schools have incorporated technology in the classroom.

In other business, school board members:

Approved the 2013-14 school calendar. Booe said the calendar coincides with calendars from the other bi-county schools. Spring break has been pushed back a week from the third week in March to the fourth week in March so that the IREAD 3 test can take place the same time as other schools across the state. Important dates include — first student day Aug. 13; fall break, Oct. 24 -25; Christmas break, Dec. 23, 2013, to Jan. 3, 2014; spring break, March 24–28, 2014; and last student day, May 22, 2014.

Approved the field trip request from Tri County Vocational Automotive classes to attend out-of-state college visitations on a date to be determined in December. Booe said the class will visit Ivy Tech and Parkland College in Illinois.

Approved the additional appropriation resolution in the amount of $64,500 for the Bus Replacement Plan.

Heard from Booe about the state’s letter grades for the schools and corporation. The corporation received an A grade with a 3.92 out of 4.0. Both the elementary and middle school scored perfect As with 4.0 out 4.0. The high school scored a B with 3.4 out of 4.0. Although the high school scored a B this year compared to last year’s A, it still made improvements overall. The states letter grades are based on multiple factors including standardized test scores and growth percentages from the previous year. “We are very proud of students and staff and their efforts,” Booe said.

Changed the time of the next regular school board meeting from 6:30 p.m. EST to 5:30 p.m. EST on Dec. 10.

1
Text Only
Local News
  • Artists can sell artwork

    July 27, 2014

  • Children’s show auditions set

    July 27, 2014

  • Upward Bound still opens path to college Nervous but determined, the 15-year-old boy walked into a conference room in Columbus, Ohio, for a fateful interview. If it went well, perhaps he’d have a chance to be the first member of his impoverished family to attend college.That was 34 years ag

    July 27, 2014

  • Tilton Redneck Games Today9:30 a.m. — Church services, Stage10:30 a.m. — Mud Bog Registration opens11:30 a.m. — Mud Volleyball, Beer Tent, Vendors and Kidz Zone opensNoon — Toilet seat pitching contestNoon — Tug of War grudge match, Mud Bogs start1:30 p.m. — Hotdog eatin

    July 27, 2014

  • Monical's to rebuild Tilton restaurant TILTON — Local residents could be enjoying Monical’s pizza in Tilton by the end of this year.Monical’s corporate officials issued a press release Friday outlining the rebuilding of the restaurant that was damaged by fire on April 24.According to the

    July 27, 2014

  • Dr kakarla.jpg On the mend OAKWOOD — As a mechanic, Charles “Chip” McArty thought he could fix anything … until he was diagnosed with cancer.

    July 27, 2014 2 Photos

  • Police Report Incidents reported to police include:DanvilleThursdayBattery in the 1000 block of Walnut Street.FridayTheft of a cell phone in a box case valued at $400 taken from the Days Hotel, 77 N. Gilbert St.Danville female arrested in connection with retail th

    July 27, 2014

  • APTOPIX Mideast Israe_Morr.jpg Israel extends truce with Hamas BEIT HANOUN, Gaza Strip — Israel on Saturday extend a 12-hour humanitarian truce in the Gaza war by four hours, the longest lull in 19 days of Israel-Hamas fighting, as a Gaza health official said the overall number of Palestinians killed surpassed 1

    July 27, 2014 1 Photo

  • Fire Calls Firefighters responded to the following calls:Friday, 4:51-4:58 p.m. – Medical call in the unit block of East Main Street.Friday, 6:07-6:15 p.m. – Medical call in the 1200 block of Cleveland Street.Friday, 8:59-9:11 p.m. – Medical call in the 100 blo

    July 27, 2014

  • Patient: 'It's a speed bump' in life OAKWOOD – Charles McArty doesn’t moan about his two bouts of cancer, including when he was a child.

    July 27, 2014

E-edition
Spring 2014 Photos


Buy these photos and more via Smugmug

AP Video
Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming 13 Struck by Lightning on Calif. Beach Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Israel, Hamas Trade Fire Despite Truce in Gaza Italy's Nibali Set to Win First Tour De France Raw: Shipwrecked Concordia Completes Last Voyage Raw: Sea Turtle Hatchlings Emerge From Nest Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix 12-hour Cease-fire in Gaza Fighting Begins Raw: Bolivian Dancers Attempt to Break Record Raw: Israel, Palestine Supporters Rally in US Raw: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Wreckage Virginia Governor Tours Tornado Aftermath Judge Faces Heat Over Offer to Help Migrant Kids Kangaroo Goes Missing in Oklahoma More M17 Bodies Return, Sanctions on Russia Grow Raw: Deadly Tornado Hits Virginia Campground Ohio State Marching Band Chief Fired After Probe Raw: Big Rig Stuck in Illinois Swamp
NDN Video
Big Weekend For Atlanta Braves In Cooperstown - @TheBuzzeronFox Chapter Two: Becoming a first-time director What's Got Jack Black Freaking Out at Comic-Con? Doctors Remove 232 Teeth From Teen's Mouth Bradley Cooper Explains His Voice in 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Deja vu: Another NYPD officer choke-holding a suspect 'Fifty Shades of Grey': Watch the Super Sexy First Trailer Now! Reports: Ravens RB Ray Rice Suspended For 1st 2 Games Of The Season Air Algerie plane with 119 on board missing over Mali Diamond Stone, Malik Newman, Josh Jackson and others showcase talent Free Arturo - The World's Saddest Polar Bear A Look Back at Batman On Film Through The Years LeBron James -- Dropped $2k On Cupcake Apology ... Proceeds To Benefit Charity Snoop Dogg Says He Smoked Weed at the White House Raw: Fight Breaks Out in Ukraine Parliament Chris Pratt Interrupts Interview To French Braid Intern's Hair Shirtless Super Mario Balotelli Dances While Ironing - @TheBuzzeronFOX Whoa! Watch "Housewives" Star Do the Unthinkable LeBron apologizes to neighbors with cupcakes Justin Bieber In Calvin Klein Underwear Shoot
Must Read