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WCCS works to keep class sizes at peak levels

December 10, 2010

COLUMBIA CITY — Officials at Whitley County Consolidated Schools have been crunching numbers since last year, trying to ensure the teacher-to-student ratio is manageable in each classroom.
Superintendent Dr. Patricia O’Connor presented to the corporation’s Board of School Trustees on Monday a report on classroom size for all five elementary schools, the middle school and high school.
“We studied this issue last year, conducting three months of research,” O’Connor said.
O’Connor said a class size taskforce was created to study the issue.

Parent-teacher conferences see spike in attendance

December 10, 2010

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City schools have “overwhelming” parental involvement in the progress and future of their students, according to Whitley County Consolidated School’s Superintendent Dr. Patricia O’Connor.
O’Connor presented the numbers of the most recent parent-teacher conferences to the corporation’s Board of School Trustees at a work session Monday.
“We were very pleased by the high school percentage of parents that attended the conference,” said O’Connor, saying that the 50 percent participation in the conferences, or 588 parents, was much higher than in recent years.

WCCS ponders joining small-school resolution

December 10, 2010

COLUMBIA CITY — At Monday’s work session of the Whitley Consolidated School Corporation, Superintendent Dr. Patricia O’Connor and corporation Business Manager Tony Zickgraf presented a document to the board that was drafted by the John Glenn School Corporation.
The document — a call out to the Indiana Legislature.
The Walkerton-based school corporation drafted a resolution to Indiana lawmakers and sent letters to WCCS and other districts around the state.

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