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Dr. Stephen Tegarden chosen to fill role of Carmel Clay interim superintendent

Dr. Stephen Tegarden chosen to fill role of Carmel Clay interim superintendent

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May 21, 2013

After its search for a new superintendent did not turn up any successors to Dr. Jeff Swensson, who is stepping down from his post at the end of this school year, the Carmel Clay School Board has made the decision to name Dr. Stephen Tegarden the interim superintendent of Carmel Clay Schools (CCS). In a...

Carmel Clay School Board identifies finalists for Superintendent positon

Carmel Clay School Board identifies finalists for Superintendent positon

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March 26, 2013

According to the school board, it has identified three finalists for the open superintendent position. The finalists, Dr. Eric Ban, Dr. Bruce Hibbard and Dr. Mary Ann Dewan, were evaluated based on the Leadership Profile created from community input and were announced at the school board meeting on Monday,...

Senate Bill 189 could give CCS more autonomy

Senate Bill 189 could give CCS more autonomy

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February 22, 2013

According to Superintendent Jeff Swensson, Senate Bill 189 would allow Carmel Clay Schools (CCS) to become labeled as a “high performing school district.” If this happens, Swensson said it would allow CCS to continue improving because, as of now, the state has no method by which to help them do so. Swensson...

Superintendent continues work with PQSD legislation

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February 6, 2013

According to superintendent Jeff Swensson, Indiana State Senate Bill 189 concerning Performance Qualified School Designation legislation has passed through the Senate Education Committee. According to the legislation, “Performance-qualified school districts are established to provide flexibility in ...

School board to introduce policies at Jan. 28 meeting

School board to introduce policies at Jan. 28 meeting

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January 27, 2013

The school board will meet on Jan. 28 for the first reading of 16 revised district policies, according to school board president Layla Spanenberg. “Before it ever goes to a first reading through the board, the policies have already been vetted by our administration, the teacher’s association,...

Negotiations suspended due to unfair labor practice complaint

Negotiations suspended due to unfair labor practice complaint

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January 25, 2013

Due to the Carmel Clay Education Association’s (CCEA) recent filing of an unfair labor practice (ULP) complaint, contract negotiations between the association and the Carmel School Board have been suspended. According to CCEA president Brian Lyday, a hearing examiner appointed by Indiana Education...

Superintendent announces resignation, continues Performance Qualified School District legislation

Superintendent announces resignation, continues Performance Qualified School District legislation

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January 15, 2013

On June 30, 2013, Superintendent Jeff Swensson will officially resign from his post. Swensson, who has been superintendent since 2010, said he will spend the remaining period of his employment working with the same energy that he has had since he started. “I love what we do (and) I will be as enthusiastic...

Superintendent Jeff Swensson announces plans for resignation after 2012-2013 school year

Superintendent Jeff Swensson announces plans for resignation after 2012-2013 school year

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December 18, 2012

On Dec. 17, Jeff Swensson, Superintendent of the Carmel Clay Schools, informed the Carmel Clay Schools Board of Education that he will resign from his post on June 30, 2013. Swensson could not be reached for a comment. During his announcement, Swensson compared the school district to running a relay ...

School offers condolences and guidance after Newtown shooting

School offers condolences and guidance after Newtown shooting

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December 17, 2012

  Early on Dec. 17, superintendent Jeff Swensson sent a letter lamenting the events of the Dec. 14 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, CT. Principal John Williams added in an email that counseling services are always available for students who seem "particularly upset" or need to talk. ...

Superintendent working on implementing RISE, a new strategic plan

Superintendent working on implementing RISE, a new strategic plan

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September 6, 2012

Now that the school year has officially started, Superintendent Jeff Swensson said one of the main goals for the district is the implementation of the state RISE standards. According to Swensson, since this is the first year of the new teacher-evaluation system, each teacher is only being evaluated ...

Superintendent sets goals for summer

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May 15, 2012

While many look forward to a relaxing summer, Superintendent Jeff Swensson said there will be a few projects the district will be working on in order to poise the district for continued improvement.  The first Swensson said will be meeting with state legislators among them state Senator Mike Delph ...