Brown County students with lunch debt are no longer receiving alternate meals. The school board recently decided to change the district’s policy, which used to stipulate students with negative balances would receive a peanut butter and jelly sandwich in place of a regular lunch.
Like many districts in Indiana, Brown County decided to revisit its policy because of a U.S. Department of Agriculture mandate that lunch debt policies be put in writing. Under the district’s new policy, students will all get the same meal – regardless of their ability to pay.
Photo: Barbara Brosher Brown County students with lunch debt are no longer receiving alternate meals. The school board recently decided to change the district’s policy, which used to stipulate students with negative balances would receive a peanut butter and jelly sandwich in place of a regular lunch.
“It’s become a critical part in our economy, it’s created multiple opportunities for youth in our community to be able to continue school, to go to college, to work, to be engaged in our community, to come out of the shadows,” Centellas said.
The rally took place at Leighton Plaza. Speakers included young adults who shared their stories about immigrating to the U.S.
South Bend and a local non-profit supported Barack Obama’s executive order Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, on its fifth anniversary. The order defers deportation of children brought into the country without legal documentation. People gathered at a rally urging the federal government to make DACA a permanent law.
After many months making statewide news because of financial troubles, Muncie Community Schools has lost nearly five hundred students, according to preliminary enrollment numbers. IPR’s Tony Sandleben reports. https://indianapublicradio.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/MCS-Preliminary-Enrollment-Down-500.mp3 A report shared with Muncie Community Schools board members on Tuesday night shows the district has 5,076 students.
Alison King was just a toddler when the program launched. Back then, kids lugged big, bulky iBooks around all day. In her senior year at Gorham High School, she says she uses her laptop — now much smaller — for most of the day, “We hardly ever use paper.”
Her American politics class is totally paperless. Alison’s teacher, James Welsch, says when he arrived in Gorham seven years ago, he’d never seen so many computers in one classroom. Welsch says it turned the class into an interactive discussion, “It’s like, we can put the world on the desk of each kid.” His students write blog posts, read each other’s work, and share videos and articles — all online.
It was the year 2000 and Maine’s governor at the time, Angus King, was excited about the Internet. The World Wide Web was still relatively young but King wanted every student in the state to have access to it. “Go into history class and the teacher says, ‘Open your computer.
The state’s new secretary of career connections and talent, Blair Milo, spent her first day on the job talking about two new workforce development grants at Allison Transmission in Indianapolis Monday. (Annie Ropeik/IPB News)
Indiana says it wants to help train train more Hoosier workers for in-demand jobs. Two grant programs will help cover tuition for career certificates and training costs for employers in what the state calls “high-demand” areas.
The legislature approved $10 million apiece over two years for the two programs – the Workforce Ready Grant and the Employer Training Grant.