NJ-SP School News

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Election Board Places N.J.-S.P. Tax Referendum on November Ballot

posted Jul 30, 2015, 9:24 AM by North Judson-Wayne Township Public Library

Published: July 30, 2015 
By: Tyler Maffitt, WKVI

The Starke County Election Board considered placing the North Judson-San Pierre tax referendum on the ballot, this week.

N.J.-S.P.’s School Board adopted the resolution to take the property tax levy increase to the public. Under the plan, an increase of 47-cents per $100 of assessed valuation would be seen in year one. The rate would drop to 27-cents per $100 of assessed valuation in subsequent years.

The school corporation believes that the tax increase will offset state funding losses due to declining enrollment, and other factors. The revenue improvements will also help North Judson-San Pierre Schools balance their fiscal year budgets.

In order to be properly placed on the ballot, the referendum was expected to be filed in several places, among them the state of Indiana and the Starke County Clerk’s office.

Now that the proper recording has taken place, Starke County Clerk Vicki Cooley says the referendum was approved to be placed on the ballot during November’s General Election.

NJSP School Board Reviews 2016 Budget Estimates

posted Jul 30, 2015, 9:21 AM by North Judson-Wayne Township Public Library   [ updated Jul 30, 2015, 9:22 AM ]

Published: July 30, 2015 
By: Tyler Maffitt, WKVI
The North Judson-San Pierre School Board is preparing for fiscal year 2016.

A special budget work session meeting was held on Wednesday night where school Treasurer Guy Richie presented year-over-year comparisons. The school corporation is anticipating about $8-million in General Fund expenditures for 2016 – a much reduced figure from the $11-million expended during 2012.

Richie says every year, the school corporation should look at its staffing levels.

“Obviously whatever staff we need, it may be sad to say that we have to let go of some people time to time because we’re shrinking,” says Richie. It’s just that now the financial situation is now a drastic thing. It should probably be done every January, February, around that time frame.”

Last year total revenues fell short by about $1-million. Those reductions have been seen due to lower state funding and other factors. That has left the school corporation with few choices but to drain about 75-percent of its cash reserve over the last several years.

School Board members reviewed the proposed appropriations for 2016, last night. What happens to the school corporation’s referendum to raise the property tax levy will determine whether key services and activities are continued.

Superintendent Lynn Johnson says special education is not on the chopping block.

“We have to pay that, I mean that’s not an option,” says Johnson. “But we will have to reduce staff, salary and benefits, a lot.”

Some monies could become available in 2017 in the school corporation’s debt service fund. Transportation funds are considered healthy at this time.

Without increased revenue from a referendum passage, however, positions and activities would indeed be reduced. Revenue generating activities may see priority.

North Judson-San Pierre’s budget is anticipated for adoption by the school board on September 15th.

2015 North Judson-San Pierre School Registration

posted Jul 20, 2015, 10:38 AM by North Judson-Wayne Township Public Library

2015-2016 Balanced School Calendar

posted May 21, 2015, 9:45 AM by North Judson-Wayne Township Public Library

Academic Competitions

posted Sep 15, 2014, 12:01 PM by North Judson-Wayne Township Public Library   [ updated Jun 12, 2015, 11:59 AM ]

Looking for information about Academic Competitions at the Elementary, Middle School, and High School levels?  You can find information listed on the North Judson-San Pierre School website by clicking on the following link ACADEMIC COMPETITIONS.

Athletic Schedules for NJ-SP

posted Nov 16, 2013, 10:53 AM by North Judson-Wayne Township Public Library   [ updated Jun 3, 2014, 11:26 AM ]

When does the boys/girls (insert sport here) start?  Who's their first game against?  Where will it be played?  

Well, my first response to that would probably be to ask you, "Are you referring to Varsity, Jr. Varsity, Freshman, 7th & 8th grade, or 6th grade?"  So to make it simpler, we are giving you a link to the North Judson-San Pierre Athletic Schedule on the North Judson-San Pierre School website.  This provides you with the fall, winter and spring schedules for boys and girls sports from the 6th grade through the high school level.  

Liberty Elementary Fundraising Activities

posted Nov 16, 2013, 9:48 AM by North Judson-Wayne Township Public Library   [ updated Jun 3, 2014, 11:27 AM ]

Labels for Education

Campbell's Labels for Education is a program that helps schools obtain free educational merchandise in exchange for proofs of purchase collected from eligible Campbell brands.  You can help by saving and forwarding proofs of purchase to your local school. School's will redeem them for FREE merchandise such as computers, software, physical education equipment, musical instruments, library books or even a minivan, from Campbell's Labels for Education.

Box Tops for Education

With your help, over $300 million has been raised for our schools through the Box Tops for Education program since 1996. All that clipping has resulted in much-needed supplies for over 90,000 schools across the country. Learn how you can raise money for school, and get those earnings even higher.  One can truly make a different.  So, turn those shopping trip into easy cash for your school, and encourage friends to do the same! Just look for the Box Tops logo on hundreds of products like Cheerios®, Hamburger Helper® and Kleenex®, in almost every aisle of the store. All you need to do is clip and send them to your school’s Box Tops coordinator — each one is worth 10¢ for your school.

Tyson A+ Program

Tyson Project A+™ label redemption incentive award program is sponsored by Tyson Foods, Inc. The program is designed to help schools earn extra money quickly and easily. The money may be used in any way the school chooses.  Parents, school faculty members, and others in the community clip and save labels from Tyson® products that feature the Tyson Project A+™ label. The labels are collected at a participating school, and the school can then redeem them for cash.  In your grocer’s freezer section, look for Tyson® products that display the Tyson Project A+™ logo on the package. 

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