- ACS head: State budget deceptive ANDERSON — On Lennon Brown’s first day in charge of Anderson Community Schools on Wednesday, he tried to make sense of a new state budget that meets expectations of a worst-case scenario.
- Federal stimulus funds allow ACS to fill 44 open positions ANDERSON — Many of the three-dozen laid-off Anderson teachers could be back in school this fall, as the schools fill a nearly equal number of positions created by federal stimulus money.
6:35 a.m.: Fate of Pendleton school unsure
South Madison school board members want financial information before deciding how to renovate the current middle school.
1 p.m.: State may crack down on some graduation waivers
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — State accreditation could be revoked for high schools giving out unwarranted waivers that allow students to receive diplomas without passing the state graduation exam, the Indiana Department of Education said.
The waivers were created to help students who have the knowledge to graduate but do not perform well on standardized tests, or those who have other circumstances that explain why they failed the Graduation Qualifying Exam at least three times. But some say the waivers are being abused, devaluing diplomas.
2 p.m.: Anderson student injured in single-car accident
An Anderson High School student is recovering from multiple skull fractures after his vehicle collided with a tree Friday morning.
Austin Dorff, 16, was traveling eastbound in the 1600 block of 38th Street when his Oldsmobile Bravada sport utility left the roadway and struck a tree. Bill Dorff, Austin’s father, said his son sustained “significant head trauma” in the accident.
“Everything is going good right now,” Bill Dorff said. “It looks like he’s going to get by with a few fractures. He’s very fortunate.”
Dorff said his son was late for school at Anderson High School when he passed another driver on 38th Street and lost control after returning to the right lane. Upon seeing the accident, the other driver stopped to get help.
1 p.m. UPDATE: Anderson boys basketball postponed
A winter storm on Thursday set off a chain reaction that will affect Friday night’s boys basketball schedule. Delays and cancellations caused some games to be postponed, while others will proceed as planned.
Anderson High School was set to play Richmond at 8 p.m. until that school canceled classes for the day due to inclement weather. Anderson Athletics Director Steve Schindler said the game has been postponed until Feb. 12.
“We just got a call from Richmond, we’re going to go ahead and cancel the game due to the weather situation they’ve had in Richmond,” he said.
7:45 a.m.: Alexandria, Frankton-Lapel, Elwood schools on two-hour delay
At least three Madison County school districts were running behind schedule Wednesday morning.
Alexandria-Monroe Community Schools reported a two-hour delay, pushing classes back from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Frankton-Lapel Community Schools, meanwhile, rescheduled classes for elementary students from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and for high school students from 7:45 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. Elwood Community Schools also delayed its schedule two hours until 10 a.m.
Aug. 18: What's new at school for ACS students this year
What's new this year at ACS: