Ed Eiler

WL facilities strategic planning begins June 12

May 9, 2013

The West Lafayette Community School Corporation has a committee in place for its facilities strategic planning process.

Superintendent Rocky Killion says the 44 member panel will begin work in mid-June with tours of the buildings in the district.

“We have a lot of maintenance issues and I just want to make sure that we gauge community support on what we’re facing with our buildings,” he says. “And the second piece of it then is: Develop a plan or options we all might consider moving forward.”

Educators address future of public schools

Sep 14, 2012

Two educators are talking to voters about the impact the upcoming election will have on public schools.

President of the Indiana Coalition for Public Education Vic Smith and former Lafayette School Corporation Superintendent Ed Eiler addressed several issues during a forum Thursday night in West Lafayette.

Smith says public school funding is one of the main issues not only this year, but of the future.

The Lafayette School Corporation is preparing to begin a new era.

Superintendent Ed Eiler led his final meeting as head of the district Monday night.

Les Huddle will take over next Monday.

The incoming superintendent says Eiler has been important in helping him in the transition.

"He's been fabulous, very open, honest, upfront; just everything you would expect," said Huddle of Eiler.  "I feel like I'm coming in to ground with some organizational history already, so I feel very comfortable and can't wait until Monday."  

Indiana’s Senate has passed a bill that would require all students to complete one virtual course before graduating from high school.

The measure is currently under debate in a House Committee.

Lafayette School Corporation Superintendent Ed Eiler believes there needs to be more concrete clarifications before implementing the policy.

He also says added costs may come as the result of the bill and thinks that needs to be examined more thoroughly before anything is done.

LSC Picks Les Huddle to Replace Eiler

Jan 24, 2012

The new superintendent of the Lafayette School Corporation expects to start his duties July 1st.

Les Huddle is being tapped to replace Ed Eiler, who is retiring at the end of the school year after serving as the district’s top administrator for 16-years.

For the past five years, Huddle has served as Superintendent in Jacksonville, Illinois.  He also served for five years as assistant superintendent in a district on the Illinois-Iowa border.

Area Superintendents Push Back Against Vouchers

Jan 19, 2012

Lafayette School Corporation Superintendent Ed Eiler is retiring at the end of the school year, but he isn’t departing without a fight. 

Eiler has been outspoken against Indiana’s school voucher program and is vowing to push back against it wholeheartedly over the next several months.

"I will say there are certain advantages to retirement and one of them is you are free to speak openly and honestly about the issues that you care deeply about," he said.

Few people may care more deeply about the state’s voucher system than Eiler.

LSC Close to Announcing New Superintendent

Jan 9, 2012

The Lafayette School Corporation is close to naming its next superintendent.

The district board expects to announce Ed Eiler’s successor at the January 23rd work session.

President Rebecca Sprague says part of the selection process included input from various community groups.

She says the list is down to four candidates.

Eiler is stepping down at the end of the school year.

He has been in the position for 16-years.

Truitt Reluctantly Supports Vouchers

Jan 3, 2012
Indiana House Republican caucus

A Lafayette area lawmaker calls himself a reluctant supporter of the state voucher program.

Republican Randy Truitt says he plans to introduce several reforms during the upcoming session to make it better.

He believes one necessary change is to make sure public schools that don’t lose students to vouchers aren’t penalized financially.

Truitt says he wants to review the progress of the program and, if it’s determined that it is not working, go back and fix any problems.

LSC board districts remain the same

Dec 13, 2011

The districts for the Lafayette School Corporation are staying the same.

The school board reviewed the makeup of each of the seven using the most recent census data.

Superintendent Ed Eiler says the districts are now more equal than they were previously.

District One which is currently represented by David Moulton lost the most constituents with the updated data.  It has about 1,500 fewer.

District Three gained about 1,800, which is the most of any.

Greg Eller is the representative in that area.

Lafayette School Corporation Superintendent Ed Eiler says the public school system helps develop a more cohesive society. He says this is threatened by charter schools and vouchers.

Eiler says school-of-choice opens the door for segregation of people from different income, racial, and ethnic backgrounds.

He expects LSC to lose about $300,000 due to the state's new voucher law, with about half of that as a result of the 28 students who left the district to go to a charter school. Eiler says taking away tax breaks for these schools will result in diminished support.