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O'Connor outlines criteria for full-time teachers

April 20, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County Consolidated School Corporation Superintendent Dr. Patricia O’Connor spoke Monday at the regular board meeting about criteria for a teacher having a full-time contract.
O’Connor was addressing the school board and the audience in response to continued pressure from patrons either directly involved with or affiliated with the school corporation’s band program.
At issue with band members and parents is the part-time status of corporation band director Helen Foster.
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Board unanimously approves staff cuts

April 20, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — School board member Tim Bloom peered over his glasses Monday night at a collection of local teachers who attended the regular meeting of the Whitley County Consolidated School Corporation’s Board of School Trustees.
The board, minus two members, was preparing to vote on the elimination of 27 positions from the school system’s payroll, a move sparked by a slumping economy and the subsequent budget shortfalls at public schools statewide.
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Camps, tournaments set dates for summer

April 20, 2011

   Summer time brings the offseason for a lot of teams. It’s also time for the local youth to learn from those teams with camps and tournaments.
   In April, several high school programs have announced dates for the summer.

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