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Superintendent releases goals for school year

Beats

September 15, 2010

Superintendent Jeff Swensson recently released his goals and evaluation for the 2010-11 school year. The goals detail actions that will be taken by him to further the achievement of the students in the school district. A standard of performance was set in the evaluation. “The key to the goal...

School Board and Carmel Clay Education Association reach contract agreement

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August 16, 2010

The Carmel Clay School Board of Trustees and the Carmel Clay Education Association reached a contract agreement on Aug. 12. According to Superintendent Jeff Swensson via e-mail, a genuine effort was present on both sides to reach a responsive decision. “The major outcome from the settlement ...

School board committee, superintendent educate community on referendum

Beats

April 15, 2010

As the May 4 primary election approaches, the District Referendum Key Communicators Committee continues to educate the community on the school system’s funding situation. Superintendent Jeff Swensson has also been trying to bring awareness by speaking to different groups. According to Tricia Hackett,...

Committee spreads information about $12 million referendum

Beats

February 24, 2010

Due to the shift in state-sponsored school funding from property to sales tax and the recent recession, the source of revenue for the Carmel Clay School System has become unstable. In order to stop job losses and increased class sizes, the school board unanimously voted to adopt a $12 million Referendum...

School board creates plan to share referendum information with public

Beats

February 3, 2010

 During the school board meeting on Feb. 8, the proposed referendum in regard to school funding will be formally voted on. The school board will then implement a plan to share information with the community, so that when it comes time to vote in May, the public will decide if a tax will help fund the...

New superintendent to be appointed

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December 16, 2009

The search for a new superintendent has come to an end with the appointment of Stuart (Jeff) Swensson. The school board plans to appoint him at a special meeting on Dec. 17 at 7 p.m. BWP & Associates, an outside consulting firm, assisted the board with the extensive search process, which began...

New policy regarding snow days could result in addition of days to school year

News

December 14, 2009

By Kendall Harshberger <kharshberger@hilite.org>  This year, if winter weather causes schools to close, the school will no longer have multiple flex days to make up for it. Instead, there is only one flex day on May 4. If there is more than one snow day, students will have to remain in sc...

Board narrows superintendent candidates to three finalists

Beats

November 29, 2009

The search for a new superintendent continues with the school board having selected three finalists. The board has already interviewed two of the three individuals for a second time, and the third finalist is scheduled to return within the next week. The finalists who have already gone through this...

Superintendent candidates to be presented to board Nov. 9

Beats

November 6, 2009

All of the applications regarding the new superintendent have been received by b.w.p and Associates, the outside consulting firm in charge of the search, and will be reviewed this week. The firm plans to present a slate of candidates to the school board on Nov. 9. According to Ron Barnes, consultant...

Superintendent search continues, deadline for applications approaches

Beats

October 13, 2009

Outside consulting firm b.w.p. and Associates is working with the school board in the ongoing search for a new superintendent. In September, the firm gathered a list of 10 desired qualifications it will be looking for in the nationwide search. A list of those qualifications is now available on the firm’s...

New superintendent expected to be found by Thanksgiving

Beats

September 24, 2009

On Sept 14, b.w.p. and Associates, the outside consulting firm in charge of finding a new superintendent, conducted a leadership profile audit. From the information gathered in the meetings, the firm will be able to begin the search. Ron Barnes, consultant with the firm, said, “During the (leadership...

Superintendent search continues, meetings to be held Sept. 14

Beats

September 11, 2009

The outside consulting firm b.w.p. and Associates, which is in charge of finding a new superintendent, will meet Sept. 14 with several groups in order to conduct a leadership profile audit. Throughout the day, special focus groups will be conducted with groups such as students, faculty and past and present...