Greater Clark Schools Starts Superintendent Search

Indiana’s Greater Clark County Schools board is starting the search for a new superintendent. It was a difficult board decision last year not renew current superintendent Stephen Daeschner’s contract, despite a rise in student achievement. Daeschner is being paid $225,000 a year while the district is trying to cut nearly $4 million from its budget.… Continue reading Greater Clark Schools Starts Superintendent Search

Indiana’s West Clark Schools to Decide New Location for Henryville Students

Indiana’s West Clark Community Schools board will likely decide Thursday where over 1,000 Henryville students will attend class following last week’s tornado that heavily damaged the city’s elementary and high schools. But it may still be a while before the students are back in school, said assistant superintendent John Reed. The board has been taking… Continue reading Indiana’s West Clark Schools to Decide New Location for Henryville Students

Greater Clark County Schools Continues Discussions About Superintendent’s Future

The Greater Clark County School Corporation Board of School Trustees has offered Superintendent Stephen Daeschner the chance to remain at his current position, but with lower pay. The board met Tuesday night to discuss options for Daeschner’s future with the district. His current salary is $225,000, but that will need to be cut to help… Continue reading Greater Clark County Schools Continues Discussions About Superintendent’s Future

Southern Indiana School Districts Struggle to Balance Budgets

Southern Indiana school districts are trying to figure out how to balance their budgets before the end of the year. Some districts are outsourcing, while others are consolidating. The Greater Clark County Schools district is considering closing Maple Elementary School in Jeffersonville. A public hearing on closing the school will be scheduled early next month.… Continue reading Southern Indiana School Districts Struggle to Balance Budgets

Clark County Council Passes Budget, But Waits For Approval

The Clark County, Indiana council has passed a $14.5 million budget for next year. It includes funds the panel hopes to win in a lawsuit. The county has struggled since cutting property tax rates around 25 percent in 2007 to relieve burdens on residents. Officials contend the decision to cut taxes was the result of… Continue reading Clark County Council Passes Budget, But Waits For Approval

Greater Clark County Schools Still Has Work To Do

Greater Clark County School students began classes this week with its No Child Left Behind goals met and all elementary schools making adequate yearly progress. But the district still has a lot of work to do, said Superintendent Stephen Daeschner. Last year’s ACT results were released this week. Unlike Kentucky, Indiana does not require all… Continue reading Greater Clark County Schools Still Has Work To Do

Clark County Departments Are Slow to Respond

The deadline for Clark County, Indiana departments to respond to how they will stay within budget was Friday. And not every department turned in a written response to the county auditor’s office. When County Attorney Greg Fifer sent an internal memo asking for the commissioners to deny any request to pay bills or payroll, the… Continue reading Clark County Departments Are Slow to Respond

Clark County Departments Will Make Reports Friday

The Clark County Council passed a measure on Monday requesting that departments report by Friday how they will stay within their budgets for the remainder of the year. “People are going to have to make some tough decisions right now and, as the county council, we’re trying to prod them along,” said Council President Kevin… Continue reading Clark County Departments Will Make Reports Friday

Clark County Commissioners Defer to Council

Clark County, Indiana is relying on a lawsuit to help close its $1.2 million budget deficit. The council will decide on Monday how it wants to save the county from default. Clark County cut property tax 25 percent in 2007 when the county had a budget surplus. Now, it’s filed suit to ask for around… Continue reading Clark County Commissioners Defer to Council

Mental Health Training For Clark County Police

Clark County police officers are being trained in a new crisis intervention program. The training will help the officers make the appropriate decision for someone they believe to have a mental illness. “That officer will now know that we’re going to take him to the hospital first for an evaluation because this may not be… Continue reading Mental Health Training For Clark County Police