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2009-03-06 09:47:00

EVANSVILLE, Ind., March 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Construction has already begun on three landmark athletic fields in Evansville, Indiana that will be resurfaced by Sprinturf this spring. The Sprinturf fields mean better footing for local athletes and a better standing in the community for the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation (EVSC) which will make the fields more accessible. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090306/PH80027 ) (Logo:...

2008-10-10 00:00:30

By JOHN MARTIN Courier & Press staff writer 464-7594 or martinj@courierpress.com The Evansville Vanderburgh School Corp. is considering land on the east side of U.S. 41, between Baseline and Inglefield roads, for its proposed new North Side high school and middle school. Superintendent Vincent Bertram said Friday that at least one other property, which he declined to identify, also remains a possibility for the schools. No land for the two schools has been purchased. Bertram said...

2008-10-10 00:00:30

By Jimmy Myers A Central High School teacher has resigned following allegations of what school officials called an "inappropriate relationship" with a male student. Nicole Weis, 25, a physical education teacher for the last two years at Central, resigned Friday following a meeting with St. Joseph School District administrators regarding the allegations. She "admitted no wrongdoing" but resigned following the meeting, said Doug Flowers, director of human resources for the school district....

2008-09-25 00:00:26

By JOHN MARTIN Courier & Press staff writer 464-7594 or martinj@courierpress.com The Evansville Vanderburgh School Corp. could begin its planned expansion of preschool offerings as early as the 2009-10 school year, Superintendent Vincent Bertram told the School Board on Monday. Early childhood education is a staple of a strategic plan Bertram has written for the school system. A $149 million bond issue funding the plan's major construction projects, such as two new North Side schools,...

2008-09-12 00:00:23

By JOHN MARTIN Courier & Press staff writer martinj@courierpress.com or 464-7594 Evansville's public school chief argued passionately Tuesday for his strategic plan before a friendly audience of businesspeople and other professionals. After Vincent Bertram's speech to the Downtown Rotary Club, University of Southern Indiana President H. Ray Hoops rose from his seat and told club members that "nothing's more important to our community in the next few years than getting this referendum...

2008-09-06 00:00:23

By JOHN MARTIN Courier & Press staff writer 464-7594 or martinj@courierpress.com The citizens group fighting for passage of the Nov. 4 referendum on funding for Evansville Vanderburgh School Corp. construction projects is taking its campaign to cyberspace. Citizens Supporting Schools launched its Web site, www.citizens supportingschools.com, on Thursday. The site invites Vanderburgh County residents to join the organization as well as contribute to its pro-referendum campaign....

2008-09-06 00:00:23

By BRYAN CORBIN and LINDSEY ZILIAK Courier & Press staff writers (317) 631-7405 or corbinb@courierpress.com In order to boost Indiana's high school graduation rate, Democratic candidate for governor Jill Long Thompson would allow students to take a fifth year to earn their diplomas. Long Thompson also wants to expand the state's Twenty-first Century Scholars Program to cover more students by boosting its funding with donations raised by nonprofit foundations. Wednesday, during...

2008-09-05 00:00:22

By JOHN MARTIN Courier & Press staff writer 464-7594 or martinj@courierpress.com Supporters and opponents of a construction bond issue for Evansville's public schools are promising aggressive fall campaigns to draw voters' attention from the glut of federal, state and local government elections. Those backing the Nov. 4 referendum say the plans address student academic achievement, equity among school facilities and population shifts that have left some schools overcrowded. An...

2008-08-13 15:00:51

By RICHARD GOOTEE Courier & Press staff writer 464-7436 or gooteer@courierpress.com With less than two days remaining before big, yellow school buses are again a part of motorists' daily commutes, the Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Department is asking: Are motorists ready? Sheriff Eric Williams said Friday afternoon that his department will have "a significant influence" near schools, both public and parochial, during the first week of classes. "As opposed to having an accident, let's...

2008-08-06 00:00:31

By JOHN MARTIN, Courier & Press staff writer 464-7594 or martinj@courierpress.com More money for substitute teachers, copy machines and bus cameras are in the proposed Evansville Vanderburgh School Corp. budget for 2009. The school system also plans to install artificial surfaces at its three football stadiums by 2010 while also doing interior renovations at Central High School. The new EVSC budget process is being governed by some new rules, courtesy of the Indiana General...


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