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Henryville Tornado Can Teach Schools Lessons In Emergency Preparedness

The tornadoes that struck Henryville, Ind., in March threw an empty school bus into a building. The driver made the decision to evacuate the bus and return the students to school. No one was injured.

The West Clark Community School Board has met 34 times since tornadoes devastated the Henryville School Complex in March, writes Chuck Hibbert for the School Security blog: The time it took for the tornado to destroy not only the school in Henryville, but the town itself was 23 seconds. It points out the importance of knowing [...]

Mailbag: Court Cases & Transportation Tumult

A Marion Superior Court judge’s most recent ruling on the Indiana private school voucher lawsuit — the program can go forward while the court hears the case because arguments against the program aren’t likely to succeed at trial — prompted ‘abusedcitizen’ to leave this comment: Citizens are not taxed to provide public funds to support the teacher’s [...]

Students Must Pay To Ride Buses, School Board Decides

The Indianapolis Star has been following the story: Franklin Township Schools students will be able to ride the bus to class, but their families will have to pay out of their own pockets for the service. After voters turned down a property tax increase for the district, officials had planned to stop transportation of students, [...]

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