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Superintendent continues evaluations, improves district communication

Beats October 16, 2013

According to Superintendent Nicholas Wahl, he will continue to evaluate Carmel Clay Schools before attempting to implement an action plan for the school year.   “We plan to present the draft...

Senate Bill 189 allows this school to explore independent study options

Senate Bill 189 allows this school to explore independent study options

feature August 14, 2013

Sitting in a sparsely populated, teacher-less practice room for an hour and a half, senior Sasha Scott practices both her viola and how to be her own teacher. Scott, who has been in orchestra throughout...

CHS should take advantage of Senate Bill 189 to encourage innovative thinking, appreciation of learning

perspectives August 14, 2013

This school year could be the start of something new. According to Senate Bill 189, which was passed this spring and took effect on July 1, schools that have earned the status of “high-performing”...

Superintendent evaluates RISE, prepares for transition out

Beats May 19, 2013

According to Superintendent Jeff Swensson, the school district has finished evaluations for the first year of the new RISE standards. “I think the Carmel Clay Schools did as good a job in a first...

Search continues for new superintendent

Beats March 20, 2013

At the Carmel Clay School Board meeting on March 11, the board reported on the search to find a new superintendent to replace current Superintendent Jeff Swensson, who officially retires on June 30, 2013. According...

Superintendent continues report on Indiana legislature

Beats February 28, 2013

At the Carmel Clay School Board Meeting on February 25, Superintendent Jeff Swensson reported on legislation currently in the Indiana State Legislature that may have an impact on the school district. The...

Senate Bill 189 would allow much needed flexibility for some schools, encourage other schools to succeed

perspectives February 22, 2013

It is strange that a school like CHS, with approximately a 96 percent attendance rate, 95 percent graduation rate and many students who enter senior year with most or all of the required credits for a...

knowledge is power: Superintendent Jeff Swensson (third from right) attends a Carmel Clay Schools (CCS) board meeting in January. Swensson is trying to pass legislation for CCS to become a “high performing school district,” which will give CCS more autonomy. AMIRA MALCOM / PHOTO

Senate Bill 189 could give CCS more autonomy

News 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...

Superintendent continues work with PQSD legislation

Beats 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...

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