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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...

2008-09-25 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 Every school day prepares a child for what lies ahead, speakers said at Thursday's kickoff of Attendance Awareness Month in the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corp. Poor school attendance causes a child to fall behind quickly, Superintendent Vincent Bertram said during Thursday morning's event at Daniel Wertz Elementary School. "Every day we learn new things, exciting things, and when we aren't in school...

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...

2008-08-29 00:00:32

By JOHN MARTIN Courier & Press staff writer 464-7594 or martinj@courierpress.com Federally mandated school choice options continue to play a role in population shifts in Evansville's public schools, Superintendent Vincent Bertram told the School Board on Monday. About 800 Evansville Vanderburgh School Corp. children are attending school outside their home districts this year because of the seamless choice option. The option is available at high-poverty elementary and middle schools...

2008-08-02 00:00:26

By JOHN MARTIN, Courier & Press staff writer 464-7594 or martinj@courierpress.com Evansville Vanderburgh School Corp. Superintendent Vincent Bertram is proposing increasing pay for substitute teachers during the coming school year. EVSC's pay, $45 for a noncertified teacher and $50 for a certified teacher, often is criticized as too low and not competitive with other area schools. Bertram wants the amount bumped to $65 for a noncertified teacher and $70 for a certified teacher....

2008-07-03 00:00:22

By JOHN MARTIN, Courier & Press staff writer 464-7594 or martinj@courierpress.com Vincent Bertram has routinely worked 14-hour days, plus weekends, since officially becoming Evansville Vanderburgh School Corp. superintendent a year ago today. He'll steal a couple of hours here and there to attend his sons' functions, but for the most part, Bertram's pace has been nonstop since he was hired to lead local public schools. "It's how I am," Bertram said when asked about the schedule he...

2008-06-25 00:02:40

By JOHN MARTIN, Courier & Press staff writer 464-7594 or martinj@courierpress.com Plans for a large-scale overhaul of Evansville's public school system are moving ahead, but voters still will have the final say this fall. Superintendent Vincent Bertram's proposal for a new North Side high school and middle school, grade alignment shuffles and renovations at other schools and emphasis on preschool, technology and training are to be funded from a $149 million bond issue and also from...

2008-06-14 00:00:26

By JOHN MARTIN, Courier & Press staff writer 464-7594 or martinj@courierpress.com A new Evansville-Vanderburgh School Corp. office will house programs aimed at involving more parents in education and getting more college information to high school students. On Friday, Superintendent Vincent Bertram announced that the Center for Family, School and Community Partnerships will be at 123 Main St., a property owned by Old National Bank. The center is a component of Bertram's strategic...


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  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
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This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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