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COLUMBIA CITY â Whitley County Consolidated School Corporationâs Board of School Trustees will roll up its sleeves and get to work Monday on several issues including the various school handbooks and the corporationâs budget.
In its regular meeting Monday, slated to begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Marshall Community Building, board members will hear a presentation on the district handbooks for the primary, middle and high schools.
âEvery year we discuss this,â said Superintendent Dr. Patricia OâConnor. âWe have handbooks for each school level. They basically outline procedures and protocols and provide day-to-day information that parents need.â
In those handbooks, according to OâConnor, are procedures for reporting attendance, grading and guidelines for disciplinary issues.
âWe try to cover all aspects of the school,â she said.
OâConnor said the next handbooks will vary little from the previous editions.
âThere are only minor tweaks here and there,â she said.
The board will also be discussing the budget.
According to OâConnor, the board will be eyeing budget cuts, particularly personnel reductions, if any.
âWeâll be reviewing where we think weâll have to go,â she said.
The deadline for making cuts of certified (teachers) personnel is May 1. Other employees, or âclassifiedâ personnel can be cut any time, OâConnor said.
OâConnor added that budget issues in a school corporation are particularly challenging since schools operate on a âschoolâ calendar while budgets are based on a calendar year.