On the Beat in Bluffton

Friday, February 14, 2014

Schools compensate for cancelled classes

The Indiana Department of Education will allow schools to lengthen the school day, teach class on Saturday or adjust holidays to compensate for cancellations, according to a release Thursday.

And with official permission and parameters, Northern Wells Superintendent Scott Mills said NWCS board members will decide how to compensate for the cancellations when they meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Southern Wells Superintendent Jim Craig said board members will discuss at their 5 p.m. meeting Tuesday how to recover their lost days.

Before then, though, you can contact board members to share your opinion:

Northern Wells:
• Scott Elzey (Rockcreek Township), president, no phone number provided.
• Donna Spear (Union Township), vice president, 260-638-4296.   
• Marc Fillers (At-large), secretary, 260-747-7700 ext. 111.
• Gene Donaghy (Jefferson Township), 260-437-9823.
• Angie Topp (Lancaster Township), 827-0461.

Southern Wells:
• Chad Roush, secretary (Jackson Twp.), 765-348-6234.
• Doug Klefeker, president (Nottingham Twp.), 346-2177.
• Robert Prible, liaison (Chester Township), 765-728-2400.
• Chris Smith, vice president (Liberty Twp.), 694-6848.

Bluffton-Harrison Superintendent Wayne Barker said he will meet with the teachers association next week, but until then, “We won’t have really any indication publicly what we’ll do.”

Bluffton-Harrison school board members, however, could also discuss it during their Monday, Feb. 24, board meeting. Contact them at the numbers below.

• Daryl Elliott (District 1), 273-9655
• Dawn Frauhiger (District 2), vice president 824-5317
• Heath Schlagenhauf (District 3), 334-5387
• Jarrod Gerber (at-large), secretary, 827-0840
• Brent Hiday, (at-large), president 824-5215

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