An increasing number of Indiana school districts are turning to truancy courts to address issues with chronic absences. But, the focus isn’t on punishing students.
Several southern Indiana counties are among those experiencing a spike in Hepatitis A cases.
Schools are in the process of adopting policies stipulating how they'll use state-provided metal detectors.
The USDA recently awarded Loogootee a $1.1 million loan to build a library three times the current size. The library is trying to raise $200,000 toward construction costs to reduce that loan amount.
Guidance from a state school board organization says districts should only use the metal detectors when there's reasonable suspicion or for an administrative search.
The city and county disagree on the roles they should play as the project moves forward.
Indiana University's spokesperson says there are no cases of Hepatitis A on the Bloomington campus.
The addition of resource officers is one of several changes the school district is making to increase security.
There are more than 330 cases of Hepatitis A in Indiana associated with the outbreak.
The city says it's safe to drink water, despite a Hepatitis A outbreak affecting Lawrence County.