Greater Clark County Schools

Education
6:04 am
Mon January 20, 2014

Greater Clark Schools Officials Hope New Employee Medical Clinic Will Save Money

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Greater Clark County Schools teachers and staff can now visit a new medical clinic for their basic healthcare needs.

Officials say they hope the new clinic will save the district as much as $1 million in healthcare costs this year, while also having the potential to lower insurance premium costs for employees in the future.

The idea was Tom Dykiel's, chief financial officer for GCCS. He says began exploring the concept of a school district medical clinic while at his former district in northwest Indiana.

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Education
2:56 pm
Fri January 10, 2014

Greater Clark Schools Seniors Need Fewer Credits To Graduate

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High school students in Greater Clark County Schools now need fewer credits to graduate following a school board decision this week. Officials say the decision will keep the district competitive with its neighbors.

Previously, Greater Clark high school seniors needed 46 credits to graduate. Now they need 40, which is the state minimum.

GCCS board president Mark Pavey says this could help a few dozen more students who couldn’t otherwise graduate in Greater Clark schools.

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Education
10:26 pm
Mon June 11, 2012

Greater Clark Schools Approves Dr. Andrew Melin For Superintendent

Melin was voted in at 5-2.

The Greater Clark County Schools board has approved the contract of its next superintendent, Dr. Andrew Melin.

Melin will lead the district, overseeing nearly 11,000 students. He’ll replace Stephen Daeschner who was hired in 2009, and who oversaw significant gains in student achievement.

Melin was chosen from a list of 17 national applicants and currently serves as the superintendent of Indiana’s Valparaiso Community Schools. He’s also served in various education roles including principal, counselor and teacher.

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Education
6:02 am
Mon June 11, 2012

Greater Clark Superintendent Finalist Hopes for Board Support

Dr. Andrew Melin is the finalist for Greater Clark County Schools' next superintendent.

The Greater Clark County Schools board will vote Monday night on whether to hire Dr. Andrew Melin as the new superintendent to replace Stephen Daeschner.  

If board members vote against his hire, Melin says it  won’t be a reflection of his ability to lead.

Melin, currently superintendent of Indiana’s Valparaiso Community Schools, was whittled down from a pool of 17. The district’s search committee chose him as the finalist last week while not releasing the names of any other candidates.

Melin addressed southern Indiana residents in his first official public introduction last week. He answered questions regarding how he plans to continue the district's success and he addressed questionable spending practices in his current district.

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Education
4:00 am
Mon June 4, 2012

Greater Clark Schools Could Choose Superintendent This Week

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Indiana’s Greater Clark County Schools has missed its goal of hiring a new superintendent by the end of the school year, but officials on the district’s search committee say they’re close to picking a finalist.

Under a request from the Indiana School Board Association and the universities search committee helping Greater Clark with the hiring process, the names of the three finalists will remain confidential, said school board president Christina Gilkey. 

“They gave some reason, yes, and the biggest one was the confidentiality issue and of the three candidates. We did have one that did not want their name out in the public unless they were going to be made an offer,” said Gilkey.

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