NJ-SP School News

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2015-2016 Balanced School Calendar

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

NJ-SP Sees Reduced Revenue in New Funding Formula

posted May 21, 2015, 9:28 AM by North Judson-Wayne Township Public Library

Published: May 21, 2015 
By: Tyler Maffitt, WKVI 

The North Judson-San Pierre School Board took a hit on revenue.

Figures have been finalized by the state of Indiana. Funding was determined as part of a two-year budget deal struck near the end of the long-session of the General Assembly.

NJ-SP Superintendent Lynn Johnson says some funding categories saw an increase, especially special education.

“Even with the increase in categories of special education is still doesn’t meet the needs that we have,” says Johnson.

The North Judson-San Pierre School Corporation was prepared to lose quite a bit in the next calendar year budget, but still managed to take a hit of $472-thousand in the next calendar year. That figure only holds if a projected 42 students leave the district. Administrators don’t believe the figure will be that high.

Among the changes affecting their revenue is a change to the Tier II Complexity Index, formerly known as free-and-reduced lunch. That is now partly known as area welfare recipients.

Johnson says certain segments of Tier II actually saw an increase, such as “English as a New Language.”

“We’re not really impacted by that,” says Johnson. “We’re starting to be a little bit, but not significantly like some other corporations that would get quite a bit of increased funding through that Tier II.”

Rural school corporations have generally seen reduced funding levels due to declining student enrollment and populations. Although the state of Indiana increased educational funding to the base, area schools have consistently said there are more schools seeking those funds.

North Judson-San Pierre says they plan to continue marketing efforts during the summer months in an effort to attract students to their schools.

No action was taken by the school board.

NJ-SP School Board Updates Technology Use Policy

posted May 20, 2015, 9:40 AM by North Judson-Wayne Township Public Library

Published: May 20, 2015 
By: Tyler Maffitt, WKVI 

The North Judson-San Pierre School Board better defined some priorities when it comes to using their technology.

School corporations around the state are required to maintain an Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) to protect schools, but also define how students and faculty can use the technology provided to them.

NJ-SP Superintendent Lynn Johnson says changing technology partially prompted revisiting the policy.

“The major revisions [are] that we took out some things that are no longer required, and now that we are wireless, things are a little bit different,” says Johnson.

North Judson-San Pierre last reviewed their Acceptable Use Policy in 2011. The policy recommendations come courtesy of NEOLA: an organization that works to identify gaps in government internal policy.

The AUP notifies employees their e-mails will be archived, and indemnifies the district against viruses and other potentially illegal activity that may occur on their networks and computers.

Johnson says the district doesn’t have to update the policy annually.

“It just depends on what changes,” says Johnson. “It really depends on NEOLA what they bring to us. If they have things that are required by the government then, of course, it has to be re-approved.”

Updates to the AUP were recommended by the school corporation’s Technology Committee. That group consists of chosen representatives of each school.

The policy will now be utilized by the technology department to execute what is thought to be more effective guidelines for the school corporation’s staff.

North Judson-San Pierre School Officials Propose School Funding Referendum

posted May 1, 2015, 9:35 AM by North Judson-Wayne Township Public Library

Published: May 1, 2015 
By: Mary Perren, WKVI

North Judson-San Pierre School Corporation officials will ask voters to approve a property tax referendum this fall to help fund day-to-day school operations. Superintendent Lynn Johnson says a combination of declining enrollment and state budget cuts have forced the corporation to cut $2.5 million since 2010. She stresses there are no plans to close schools or consolidate with another corporation, despite rumors to the contrary.

Johnson told the audience at last night’s fight for public education informational meeting she is still crunching numbers and hopes to have a dollar figure for the proposed increase by early June. She mentioned $800,000 a year for each of the next seven as a round number to boost the corporation’s general fund balance again, but stresses that figure is not yet firm. First the school board will need to pass a resolution to seek a tax increase, and then a political action committee will need to be formed to raise money for the endeavor. Johnson says neither board members nor teachers are allowed to serve on such a committee.

More information is available on the North Judson-San Pierre School corporation website at http://www.njsp.k12.in.us/the-fight-for-public-education.html. Johnson’s presentation as well as comments from school board president Pat Goin and treasurer Guy Richie will be featured on Sunday’s Kankakee Valley Viewpoints program at noon CDT on K99.3 WKVI-FM.

Academic Competitions for the 2014-2015 School Year

posted Sep 15, 2014, 12:01 PM by North Judson-Wayne Township Public Library   [ updated Apr 15, 2015, 1:21 PM ]

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.

Academic Super Bowl 
State:  May 19, 2015 @ Purdue University

2014-2015 School Calendar

posted Jun 3, 2014, 11:18 AM by North Judson-Wayne Township Public Library

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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