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School board to hold referendum for new budget

School board to hold referendum for new budget

Raphael Li

October 12, 2019

The school board to host its next school board meeting on Oct. 14.   According to school board president Mike Kerschner, along with this, a referendum is being held on Nov. 5 to discuss the matter of an increase in taxes for better school safety. The referendum is asking for, according to Kersc...

School board to hold referendum for new budget

School board to hold referendum for new budget

Raphael Li

September 21, 2019

The school board will host its next school board meeting on Sept. 23.   The meetings will be every other week, according to school board president Mike Kerschner. The new agenda this week was about the referendum that is being held on Nov. 5 on an increase in taxes for better school safety, such ...

School board to plan for new school year

School board to plan for new school year

Raphael Li

September 7, 2019

The school board to host its next school board meeting on Sept. 9. According to school board president Mike Kerschner, the meetings are scheduled every other week. A board workshop meeting where a presentation is given on a topic and regular board meetings are alternating every meeting. This month’s ...

School Board to implement new natatorium entrance, new elementary schools

School Board to implement new natatorium entrance, new elementary schools

Sam Shi

April 24, 2019

The school board had a meeting on April 22 where schematic designs of the two proposed elementary schools were presented to board members and the public. The meeting awarded a bid to JBM Contractors Corporation to replace the CHS natatorium entrance and the main cafeteria cooler and freezer. The board me...

School district to introduce “Catch My Breath” program

School district to introduce “Catch My Breath” program

Sam Shi

April 24, 2019

The Carmel Clay School district will be introducing a new program called “Catch My Breath” this spring to educate students and parents about e-cigarettes and to prevent its usage. This program will be introduced in all wellness classes in Carmel’s middle schools and all health classes at CHS. The...

School board trains for social media use

School board trains for social media use

Sam Shi

March 7, 2019

The school board had an executive meeting on March 4, involving training for board members and several of their new roles. The board also participated in social media training in order to help the board learn how to effectively use social media to communicate with students. School board president Mike Kerschne...

Carmel’s demographics to change, school board to begin discussing redistricting schools

Carmel’s demographics to change, school board to begin discussing redistricting schools

Sam Shi

February 15, 2019

In a school board meeting on Jan. 28, a demographer gave a report on the Carmel Clay School’s future population trends. The report predicts the Carmel Clay School district’s high school student population to reach 5,562 students in 2026 before declining the following two years. The report also predict...

School board members to receive new board roles on Jan. 14 meeting

School board members to receive new board roles on Jan. 14 meeting

Sam Shi

January 23, 2019

In an organizational meeting on Jan. 14, school board members were elected to their new roles on the board. School board member Mike Kerschner was elected the president, Katie Browning the vice president and Lin Zheng the secretary. Kerschner said this organizational meeting happens every year and said i...

PowerSchool app to replace myCCS over winter break

PowerSchool app to replace myCCS over winter break

Sam Shi

December 14, 2018

School board president Layla Spanenberg said the PowerSchool app will replace myCCS over winter break, and people will be able to test the app before school begins. A tutorial for how to use PowerSchool was released for users on the Carmel Clay Schools website. Spanenberg said the PowerSchool app is more ...

School Board President Layla Spanenberg discusses plans for upcoming term following reelection

Rhea Acharya

December 13, 2018

Apurva Manas As a group, do you think you work well together? Why do you think you all got re-elected?     “I think we work very well together. I think what is unique to our board is that we have five individuals from different backgrounds and different perspectives. And the fact that we can all bring to the board these different perspectives can ...

Fundraising categories to change under new law; principals, teachers work on new anonymous alert app

Fundraising categories to change under new law; principals, teachers work on new anonymous alert app

Sam Shi

October 26, 2018

School board president Layla Spanenberg said the school board is in the process of approving a new state law, which consolidates school funding into two categories: “education” and “operation”. The school board president said the education fund will include anything classroom related, while the op...

New anonymous alert mobile app to be implemented in coming months

New anonymous alert mobile app to be implemented in coming months

Sam Shi

October 24, 2018

To improve the security and safety of the school, School board president Layla Spanenberg said a new online app will be released in the coming months to send anonymous alerts. Similar to the anonymous alerts system on myCCS, these alerts will allow students to report any harmful behavior to CHS admin...