Batesville Herald Tribune, Batesville, Indiana

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March 22, 2014

Fingers crossed: BCSC classes will end May 30

Superintendent Dr. Jim Roberts will fulfill his promise to apply for an Indiana Department of Education waiver so students will not have to make up two of 12 cancelled school days. He pledged to do that “if we got to 10 days or more” unexpected days off.

So far Batesville Community School Corp. students have stayed home Dec. 6, Dec. 10, Dec. 16, Jan. 6-8, Jan. 17, Jan. 21, Jan. 28, Feb. 5-6 and March 3.

Trustees voted Feb. 17 that the last student day would be June 3. With another day added after that, Roberts hated the idea of going to school that late, wanting to keep two summer months, June and July, totally free. Staff members suggested 21 options on how to meet IDOE’s 180-day requirement (less the two waived days).

If the waiver is granted, administrators came up with a plan for students to finish on May 30, he reported at the March 17 BCSC meeting. Trustees agreed that students will make up one day by extending the regular school day by one hour on six days in April prior to April 28, the first day of the next round of ISTEP+. An hour will be added at the end of April 14-18 and April 21.

Looking at extracurricular activities, “these days seemed to work the best,” according to him. Trustee Dr. Steve Stein said, “I believe this makes sense .... This directs the time to be used with something in mind, studying for the ISTEP.” The superintendent pointed out, “There were no perfect solutions with the kind of year that we’ve had.”

Now that students have completed makeup days on Jan. 20, Feb. 17 and March 17-21, the two remaining ones are April 18 and May 30.

The Ivy Tech Community College influence on Batesville High School students is growing. Now 57 teens are taking six courses (sociology, career and technical education, physics, Spanish IV and chemistry) on the college’s Batesville campus. At BHS, 501 students are in the middle of 12 dual credit (high school and college) courses: U.S. government, finite math, calculus, four Project Lead the Way classes, introduction to advanced manufacturing and logistics, precalculus/trigonometry, advanced speech and communications, advanced composition and psychology.

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