May 22 last student day for South Harrison
Kaitlyn Clay, Staff Writer, [email protected]
The South Harrison Community School Corp. met Thursday afternoon via a conference call, during which time Dr. Mark Eastridge, superintendent of the corporation, praised the district’s staff of teachers, administration and personnel who are helping in every way, shape and form during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Eastridge noted the last instructional day for students will be May 22 due to the ability to use the 20 waiver days issued by the Indiana Dept. of Education. Because of the amount of hours of work teachers put in during the spring break period, their last day will be May 27.
Food services for the South Harrison school district will continue through the week of Memorial Day, ending on May 29.
Eastridge reported that the district distributed 7,712 meals on April 13.
After the food service ends on May 29, the Boys & Girls Club of Harrison-Crawford Counties will begin food service through the summer starting on June 1. There will be no lapse in days for food service for students who need it, Eastridge said.
Many items were discussed to be brought to the board at its next meeting, set for Tuesday, May 5, at 7 p.m., including the teacher evaluation plan for 2019-20 school year and the 2020-21 school calendar.
The Indiana School Boards Association meeting for the month has been canceled. However, Eastridge was notified that the South Harrison school board trustees would have received recognition, specifically board member Karen Lopp who earned enough points to be recognized as an exemplary board member.
Eastridge also noted that he and the administration staff for the high schools are seeking ways to provide virtual awards ceremonies, at least for the seniors. The honored academic students will receive their gifts and certificates via mail in the coming weeks. Ideas for hosting some sort of graduation ceremony are also being considered.
“We want to do something for our seniors,” Eastridge said. “I’m not sure what that will look like, whether it be virtual or something else, but we want to be able to honor them. They deserve it, and many, many people are trying to figure something out.”