Lafayette School Corporation

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Nineteen West Central Indiana school corporations have received grant funding to assist them with collecting data and analyze the needs of their students.

With the grant’s help, schools must now establish how they would change current programs to improve mental health and/or keep students from doing drugs.

Lafayette School Corporation has been collecting data on student health after receiving money from the Lilly Endowment in 2017.

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After a student and her teacher were shot at Noblesville West Middle School at the end of last school year, the summer was spent on renewed conversations about school safety in Indiana.

The state offered to buy handheld metal detectors for any districts that wanted them and superintendents began taking a hard look at their protocols.

But experts say there’s still a lack of coordination and the state may not have closed many security loopholes.

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Many Tippecanoe County homeowners will likely see an increase when their property tax bills arrive next month.

But County Auditor Bob Plantenga says some residents may see a slight decrease. 

The actual dollar amount will depend on where the property is located.

Lafayette School Corporation

The Lafayette School Corporation on Wednesday announced plans to turn the former Lafayette Life Insurance building into a career academy for high school students.

Superintendent Les Huddle says next week the school board is slated to vote on a $2 million contract to buy the 94-thousand square foot building that has been vacant since the insurance company headquarters moved to Cincinnati, Ohio in 2011.

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After a delay of more than two weeks, parents can now find their child‘s school grade as issued by the state.

The State Board of Education voted Wednesday to approve the A-to-F grades after delaying the vote from their October meeting to allow for more verification. Board members, over the objection of State Superintendent Glenda Ritz, wanted to double-check the numbers due to a data error affecting the grades of five schools.

Purdue partners with LSC to promote STEM education

Feb 27, 2014

Purdue is partnering with the Lafayette School Corporation to help teachers meet the learning needs of students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics courses.

A $246,000 grant from the Indiana Department of Education Math Science Partnership will provide professional development and content learning for teachers and a summer STEM experience for students.

2013 ISTEP results released

Sep 18, 2013

Students in the West Lafayette Community School Corporation earned a 91.1% passing rate on both portions of this year’s ISTEP exam. That’s third best in the state, behind Carmel Clay Schools and Zionsville. The rate is 78.5% for the Tippecanoe School Corporation and 75% for the Lafayette School Corporation.

Statewide, 73.5% of students passed both English and math portions of the ISTEP. The data shows 79.5% of Hoosier students passed the English portion of the test and 82.7% passed the math part. That's an improvement from 79.4% for English and 81.2% for math in 2012.

Senator Joe Donnelly (D-IN) is drumming up support of a bill he says will help part-time workers and their employers.

He worked with Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) on a bill that defines a full-time employee as one who works 40 hours.

Donnelly says the Affordable Care Act uses 30 hours, and that has caused businesses to cut part-time workers’ hours.

Beacon Academy in West Lafayette is set to continue serving non-traditional students in the area.

Lafayette School Corporation board members voted to reauthorize sponsorship of the school’s charter for the next five years.

Superintendent Les Huddle says the academy is geared toward high-school-aged students in particular.

It'll give some LSC students an opportunity to continue their high school education that maybe ran into some trouble, made some bad choices, maybe have found themselves behind academically."

LSC working on new strategic plan

May 29, 2013

A new strategic plan for the Lafayette School Corporation could be finalized before this fall.

Administrators involved in the planning process are looking at the big picture of what is important for the corporation as a whole.

Superintendent Les Huddle says the new plan needs to cover a range of issues, including corporation finances.

He says the goal is a long-range plan taking both income and expenditures into account.

After administrators draft a list of provisions for the plan, it will go to the school board and members of the public for input.