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Lanesville schools consider 'Work Ethic' program


June 18, 2014 | 02:48 PM

Mirroring a program from Hardin County schools in Kentucky, Lanesville Supt. Steve Morris told the board of trustees May 19 about a new program possibly coming to Lanesville Junior-Senior High School.

Work Ethic Certification is based on eight standards and would give a student a Work Ethic seal on their diploma, as well as certification. By working with area businesses, the certification would guarantee a student an interview for a job.

Morris noted that while the certification would guarantee a student a job interview with an area business, it would not guarantee a job.

"We'd have to work with the local Chamber (of Commerce) here," Morris said. "I'm hopeful we can implement this in the future."

Morris said three high schools had 250 seniors sign up for the program in Hardin County and 65 completed it two years ago. This year, he said, 450 had signed up.

The program would focus on community service and Junior Achievement, with documentation that seniors are doing what they say they are doing to build a strong work ethic.

Morris said he is unaware of any other schools in Southern Indiana doing a similar program.

In other matters, Morris said the first Lanesville Life Fest raised more than $4,000 in "kid-raised" money, that the Excellence in Education banquet will be June 18 at Lincoln Hills Christian Church in Corydon and that teachers have been coming in on their planning time to learn more about upcoming tablet technology coming to Lanesville.

The board approved the retirement of cafeteria worker Judy Schoen (she'll still help take tickets for home basketball games), the June intersession contracts for Cayeleigh Yost, Allison Schalk, Angela Hood, Lisa Hammond, Bethany Miller, Leeann Geswein and Rebecca Klusmeier, approved payment to Jill Wolfe and peer tutors for the June intersession and approved Lisa Cook as an unpaid volunteer volleyball coach and Ashley Burks as agricultural teacher for the 2014-15 school year.

Twitter: @_alanstewart

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