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July 5, 2013

Slaton may be leaving school board

Rush County Schools Board of Trustees member Jeff Slaton indicated at the panel’s Tuesday evening meeting that he is considering resigning from the board at next month’s meeting.

Slaton wasn’t specific about why he is considering such a move, but did say that he wasn’t getting done what he had hoped to and that he “might be more effective from the other side of the table.”

Fellow board member John Wilson said he hopes Slaton reconsiders.

Attempts to contact Slaton for additional insight and comment were unsuccessful. Watch the Rushville Republican for more on this story as information becomes available.

In other news, the start of the local school year is fast approaching. Kindergartners should report to class Tuesday, Aug. 6; Wednesday, Aug. 7 is the first day of the new school year for grades 1 to 12.

“It is imperative that people register their kids,” superintendent of schools Dr. John Williams said. “Doing so is critical for planning class sizes, hiring teachers and a host of other considerations.”

If you have questions about the enrollment or registration process you should call the school in your area or the RCS administrative office at (765) 932-4186. Back to school information can also be found on the corporation’s Website at http://rcs.rushville.k12.in.us/.

In keeping with House Enrolled Act 1381, the board also passed a motion establishing policy regarding out-of-district transfers.

The policy basically states that Rush County Schools will accept such transfer requests with the exception of those involving senior students at the high school level. Dr. Williams said that for a number of reasons excluding seniors potentially benefits RCS with respect to impact on graduation rates and the high school’s “report card” from the state.

Dr. Williams said several other school systems have adopted similar policies.

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