BACK TO SCHOOL: Whitko spells out plans for success

PIERCETON — Although most school-aged children do not want to think about school starting in August, administrators and school board members at Whitko Community School Corporation have already put plans in place for the 2013-14 year.A work session was held at the beginning of July for school leaders to establish the goals for the upcoming school year.Board of Tru-stees President Jorell Tucker said the school board is planning more of the same. “There isn’t anything we are going to do that is incredibly different than last year,” Tucker said. “However, we are going to strive to build on what we’ve accomplished and continue to work to be better.”In recent months, the district started laying out plans for 1:1 (one-to-one) Technology, starting with eighth-grade algebra at Whitko Middle School.“We’ve been wanting this to happen for some time, but we wanted to go about it in a way that makes sense,” Tucker said. “It will only work if teachers feel comfortable using the technology and can maximize the tools to really help them be more efficient.”To read the rest of this story, see the July 16 issue of The Post and Mail. Don't have a subscription? Call (260) 244-5153 or subscribe to our e-edition. For breaking news, sports updates and additional coverage, bookmark the homepage and find us on facebook and twitter.