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January 18, 2013

Loogootee 5th, 6th grades to receive grant

LOOGOOTEE — Loogootee intermediate teachers and students (grades 5 and 6) will receive interactive whiteboards due to a $5,000 grant.

John Mullen, principal of the Intermediate/Junior-Senior High School, told the Loogootee School Board Tuesday night the grant had been sought by Tim Sanders, a sixth-grade teacher in math, language arts and social studies. The grant money came from the National Education Association Foundation, as part of its Student Achievement Grant program.

Mullen read a summary written by Sanders concerning the technology.

“This would be a great upgrade over our current technology (Epson projectors, dry erase boards, chalkboards) and help the students utilize more modern technology in learning content,” wrote Sanders. “Our goals are to enhance instructional knowledge and practices, increase student engagement in learning, and promote staff support and collaboration.”

Sanders said he hopes this technology will provide a model to be used by other teachers in the school corporation.

“Our project will provide a model that can be used by other teachers in our corporation,” wrote Sanders.”The ease in which text, video and graphics can be blended to address diverse needs will also serve as a model to others.”

Sanders believes after the whiteboards have been received, their educational value will be proven. He hopes this will lead to the school board eventually agreeing to buy similar whiteboards for other teachers and grade levels.

Mullen also said Crane Army Ammunition Activity has agreed to provide assistance to the corporation in the areas of science, technology and math.

He also said the Loogootee state runner-up volleyball team will be honored following the boys junior varsity basketball game Friday night in Butcher Arena.

In other business, the corporation will pay 27 cents less per gallon for diesel fuel and 57 cents less per gallon for gas during the next quarter. According to the six-year contract with bus drivers approved in Jan. 2009, the cost of fuel will be determined every quarter based on local pump prices. Since this contract began, diesel fuel has risen $1.41 and gas $1.36 per gallon.

Tuesday night was the first board meeting for new member Nancy Summers. She was elected to the board in November 2012 to replace Eric Ackerman, who chose not to seek re-election. Scott Hall was elected new school board president, while Larry Craney was named board vice president.

 The board members agreed to continue to meet the third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m., unless a conflict develops.

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