University of Hawaii board defers action on tuition cut plan
HONOLULU (AP) — The University of Hawaii's board has deferred action on the school administration's proposal to reduce tuition rates at its 10 campuses and keep those fees steady for several years.
University officials proposed cutting tuition for the next school year and freezing it through the 2022-23 school year.
School district to test ‘remote school days’ during winter
ROCKLAND, Maine (AP) — Kids in one Maine school district may have to cut their fun in the snow short this year.
The Bangor Daily News reports officials in the combined Five Town Community School District and School Administration District 28 say they are testing a pilot program to replace two snow days with "remote school days."
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The superintendent of Virginia's fifth-largest school system has been appointed state superintendent of public instruction.
News outlets report James Lane was appointed Thursday by Gov. Ralph Northam, who said Lane's experience as superintendent, school administrator and teacher has given him "deep grounding" in education.
CODY, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming school district is not allowing any more students to walk out of class during the school day without consequences.
The Cody Enterprise reports Park County School District 6 Superintendent Ray Schulte announced the decision last week after the Cody district saw two spring walkouts staged by students, both around 20 minutes in length.
BROOKFIELD — Community members will discuss school security as part of a newly formed task force.
The Board of Education voted unanimously this week to establish a subcommittee that will examine how to make the schools safer.
HUNTINGTON — The past year was a whirlwind, to say the least, for Ryan Saxe.
Aside from welcoming his first child, the 36-year-old Ona native happened on the chance of a lifetime — to return home — when the Cabell County Board of Education began its search to replace the retiring Superintendent of Schools Bill Smith.
Aiken County parents asked to address seriousness of school threats, report concerns
Parents in Aiken County received a robocall from the school district Friday evening addressing school threats after the recent shooting in Florida last week.
STRATFORD — School Superintendent Janet Robinson’s has a plan to ax 43 teachers next month, but there’s still hope that some or all of these positions can be saved, according the Stratford Education Association President Mike Fiorello.
“What I can tell you is that there’s currently a hold on those layoff notices,” Fiorello said. “Talks are continuing between our bargaining unit, the superintendent and Town Hall.”
Jason Alexander will bring his superintendent experience to Beatrice Public Schools when he starts in the district next year.
He was one of four finalists interviewed to be the superintendent of BPS following an announcement that Pat Nauroth is retiring next June.
LePage administration continues regional schools push
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Maine Department of Education said this week it has received nearly two dozen proposals from 102 schools that want to launch new regional centers.
Maine's shrinking, largely rural schools have been working to share resources with other schools for years. But Republican Gov. Paul LePage's administration pushed lawmakers this year to create new incentives for such efforts.
School principals to get help through federal grant
NORMAL, Ill. (AP) — Illinois State University is getting a $12.5 million federal grant to help school principals.
In a news release, the school says its Center for the Study of Education Policy received the money from the U.S. Department of Education for a project called Together Everyone Achieves Through Integrated Leadership that will over the next three years involve 101 schools across Illinois.
NEW CARLISLE — The board of directors of the New Prairie United School Corp. will have a special meeting at 5:30 p.m. Monday at the School Administration Building, 5327 N. Cougar Road, New Carlisle.
The board will meet in an executive session at 5:45 p.m. on Monday in the New Prairie United School Corp. board room.
For more information, contact (574) 654-7273 or (219) 778-2814.
Patrick D. Higgins, a Bethel resident, will become the principal of Immaculate High School on July 1.
Higgins replaces Joe Carmen, who resigned from the position last summer to become the Director of Leadership Development at Quinnipiac University. School President Mary R. Maloney had served as interim principal this past year.
The Aiken County Board of Education will consider, first reading revisions to the Code of Student Conduct and approval of service credit for bus drivers at its regular meeting on Tuesday.
The meeting will be at 7 p.m., in the Aiken County Pubic School District office at 1000 Brookhaven Drive.
According to the meeting’s agenda, the Code of Student Conduct is reviewed and updated annually.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on comments by the parents of a Penn State student who died in February after an alcohol-fueled fraternity pledge event (all times local):
Penn State officials say the school should have sent an administrator to the funeral of an engineering student who died in February after falling several times after an alcohol-fueled fraternity event.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — When the Constitutional Court removed President Park Geun-hye from office last week, there were waves of social media messages thanking students at one South Korean university for sparking the historic change.
What’s done is done, and there’s no way now to change the fact that the Danbury High School boys soccer team missed out on its chance to compete for a state title last fall because of two different interpretations of the same eligibility rule.
STRATFORD — A member of the Town Council has leveled a broadside in the direction of the school district, saying it has been padding its administration while not keeping track of a host of other expenses in recent years.
District 5 Councilman Gregory Cann said that in his analysis of the district’s 2017-18 budget, school administration costs have grown 40 percent in the last four years.
BULLHEAD CITY — Parents were notified Sunday by Colorado River Schools District Administration officials of a threat made against Desert Valley Elementary School students.
District officials were not available Monday for comment.
The text and automated phone messages distributed by the district to staff and parents stated the threat was written on a girl’s bathroom stall and discovered Thursday by school officials.
This isn't about whether Kevin Yancey should remain as principal at Madison Consolidated High School. This isn't about whether Madison Schools Superintendent Ginger Studebaker-Bolinger should resign or be fired. Those issues will eventually be resolved to the satisfaction of some and the anger of others. We're compelled to address something we saw at Wednesday night's school board meeting that saddened us and is not good for our community. We counted about 10 city police officers and...
NEW CARLISLE — The board of directors of the New Prairie United School Corp. will hold its regular meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday at the School Administration Building, 5327 N. Cougar Road, New Carlisle.
The board will meet in an executive session at 5:15 p.m. on Monday in the superintendent’s office, 5327 N. Cougar Road, New Carlisle.
For more information, contact (574) 654-7273 or (219) 778-2814.
School district wants new boundaries for Capital, Santa Fe High
Santa Fe’s school administration wants to change attendance boundaries for both Capital and Santa Fe high schools to even out enrollment, a proposal spawned because of growth on the south side.
Almost 1,500 students are attending Capital High School on Paseo Del Sol on the south side. The school’s capacity is about 1,260 students.
Santa Fe High School, in midtown on Yucca Road, has about 1,300 students but a capacity for 1,550.
PATERSON – The state-appointed schools superintendent has appointed a new member to his Cabinet.
Sandra Diodonet was named assistant superintendent for school administration with a salary of $140,700, effective Sept. 1, according to public records. Diodonet is replacing former assistant superintendent Maria Santa, who retired during the summer after a 24-year career in the district.
Baraboo school administration building loan interest supports school libraries
The Baraboo School District is moving forward with preparations to move into a new administration building in West Baraboo following a state board's approval of a loan to purchase the building.
The Board of Commissioners of Public Lands approved the State Trust Fund Loan of $662,000 on Tuesday.
School officials are dealing with the second incident since March of racially offensive material circulated by Grosse Pointe South High students.
In a statement to the school community Wednesday, Grosse Pointe South Principal Moussa Hamka said a handful of Grosse Pointe teens, including three students from the school, recorded a video that circulated on social media that included "offensive, racist statements regarding African-Americans."