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Education/Schools

March 20, 2013

Greater Clark passes strategic plan

Measure a board priority for new superintendent

JEFFERSONVILLE — A strategic plan was quickly and unanimously approved by the Greater Clark County Schools Board of Trustees on Tuesday night after five months of development.

The board accepted the comprehensive five-year plan — which sets goals for finance, technology and facilities, public relations and marketing, student achievement and instruction — 6-0, with board member Kevin Satterly absent. 

Mark Pavey, board vice president, said now that the plan is in place, Superintendent Andrew Melin has the tough job of implementing it.

But board members said they were happy to see it come together. Christina Gilkey, board president, said as one of the main objectives the board charged Melin with, she was glad to have something tangible.

“We feel like it’s our road map,” Gilkey said. “It’s where we’re going and it keeps all of us in line...”

She said from now on, if the district has any question as to where it’s headed, the plan will help them see what moves fit and what moves don’t.

Teresa Bottorff-Perkins, board member, said while she served on the committee, she was glad to see so many community members involved in making decisions for the district’s future.

“I felt that everyone took this process very seriously and I appreciated the input from our community on this,” Bottorff-Perkins said. “I was completely outnumbered as a board member and I was happy to see that.”

More than 90 people, including teachers, district staff and community members, gave input on the plan.

The board also unanimously approved two interlocal agreements with Jeffersonville and Charlestown police departments to get more student resource officers in their schools.

The board agreed to pay $103,500 for three officers from the Jeffersonville Police Department to man Jeffersonville High School, Parkview Middle School and River Valley Middle School.

Charlestown Police will be paid $26,919 for 180 days for one officer who will split time at Charlestown Middle School and Jonathan Jennings Elementary School. The officers will begin duty at the start of the next school year.

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