Batesville Herald Tribune, Batesville, Indiana

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August 13, 2013

SDCSC ready for new year

ST. LEON – Support services director Tom Harris gave Sunman-Dearborn Community School Corp. trustees an update Aug. 8 of projects completed over the summer.

“The summer projects are right where they need to be .... We are behind on the tennis courts, but we’re taking care of the kids .... (boys’ tennis team members) are practicing at Harrison because they haven’t started school yet. It’s not costing us anything except for transportation to get them there. The courts are projected to be ready for the first home match.

“At the middle school, the art, science and special needs rooms were really updated. I think the staff really likes what we did .... At North Dearborn Elementary School, we redid the ceilings and lighting as well as the playground, which is relieving some of our water issues.”

In addition, Harris gathered all custodians from each building and as a group, “they basically blitzed one building at a time .... Typically, we always kept them in their own buildings, and it took them all summer to clean.” By doing this, they had to time to “do things like getting rooms painted and windows caulked.

“I think it was a very successful thing and the apprehension turned into something positive.”

Harris also revealed, “I think our enrollment may be up because in day two with the buses, we have some that are very overcrowded to where I need to make changes.

“I want to thank the principals publicly” for their assistance in making sure the kids, especially the kindergarten and first-grade students, get on the correct buses at the end of the day. “They are extremely organized, and I appreciate their help along with the teachers who are out there.”

Diane Raver can be contacted at or 812-934-4343, Ext. 114.


OTHER NEWS • Trustees gave a nod to Sunman-Dearborn Middle School bullying surveys that will be distributed to parents, students and faculty/staff members. They agreed to add the ALICE (Alert-Lockdown-Inform-Counter-Evacuate) response option for faculty and students to survive a violent intruder to the school safety policy. Members also gave approval for the East Central Athletic Hall of Fame. • Superintendent Dr. Jeff Hendrix said he had the opportunity to tour all buildings on the first day of school Aug. 7. "The first thing I noticed is school is going on ... it's almost like nothing has changed (since they got out in May). Teachers didn't miss a step. They were going through the routines. I commend the principals and our teachers who know just what to do. I commend Mr. Harris for the transportation piece .... This year again, we're working really hard at communicating with the public." He has started a blog with information about the SDCSC. There is a link to it on the corporation Web site ( "Our buildings are in perfect shape. The custodians and maintenance crew have worked really hard. I think we're going to have one of the best school years ever."

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