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South Harrison to use 2018-19 school year for teacher evaluations

South Harrison to use 2018-19 school year for teacher evaluations South Harrison to use 2018-19 school year for teacher evaluations
Kaitlyn Clay, Staff Writer, [email protected]

The South Harrison Community School Corp. met Tuesday, May 5, with nearly all board members able to be present in person while maintaining social-distancing guidelines. School trustee Shelly Romero was present by phone.

Dr. Mark Eastridge, school superintendent, and the board recognized the celebration of National Teachers’ Week by expressing their gratitude for the teachers at their schools.

“I can’t even say how fortunate we are to have the wonderful, dedicated teachers that we do,” Eastridge said. “They have done an incredible job throughout this pandemic to continue educating our students. Thank you to all of the teachers within South Harrison Community School Corp.”

Eastridge also noted that Corydon Central High School was named on the 2020 Best High School List by U.S. New & World Report and thanked all who helped make it possible for the school to make the list.

A teacher evaluation plan was approved, per the guidance of the State of Indiana Executive Order 20-20 issued by Gov. Eric Holcomb. The board approved the school corporation to use the final evaluations of certified employees of the 2018-19 school year for the current school year unless a teacher requests to use an evaluation from the 2019-20 school year. There are two exceptions to this option which require a teacher to be evaluated based upon the 2019-20 school year. Those exceptions include teachers who were not evaluated by South Harrison Community School Corp. during the 2018-19 school year and teachers who are on a remediation plan.

The board also approved  the renovation of three tennis courts and the repair of two tennis courts at South Central Junior-Senior High School due to recent storm damage and general disrepair to be funded from savings of the bond refinancing, operations and casino funding as determined necessary. Leslie Coatings Inc. was selected to do the repairs.

The school board’s next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, June 2, at 7 p.m.