Eastern Pulaski makes the grade
Eastern Pulaski Community School Corporation students and staff have something to be proud of as they recently made the grade, according to the state.

During a regular school board meeting on Monday, superintendent Dan Foster said the school accountability grades have been announced and each of the Eastern Pulaski schools earned an A.

“It’s a credit to all the students and staff. It’s a credit to the principals,” Foster said. “We know there is work to be done. We were talking about it a little before the board meeting. There are new standards and new tests. It’s going to be a little more of a challenge.”

To prepare for the changes, an outreach coordinator from the department of education spent time in both buildings giving teachers ideas of where they could find more resources. Click to continue reading…

West Central School Corp. earns a B for the district
West Central School Superintendent Don Street had positive news for the school board on Nov. 6, regarding the state letter grades given to schools.

School corporations across the state were anticipating the grades to be announced in October but it was delayed due to a review of the process. On Nov. 5, the school grades were announced.

During the regular school board meeting, Street said West Central High School earned an A. The middle school earned a C and the elementary school earned an A. The grade for the district is a B.

“We did pretty well,” Street said.

In 2013, the high school and elementary school both earned a B while the middle school earned Click to continue reading…

County home tops agenda for county joint session
A joint session between the Pulaski County commissioners and council will have a twofold significance on Thursday, Nov. 6.

The meeting will allow representatives from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology to discuss the proposed historical landmark status of the Pleasant View Rest Home and for the public to discuss the elimination of the county home funding with county officials.

“The county council can allow a review of their decision to defund Click to continue reading…

County receives help in demolishing blighted homes
Ridding Pulaski County of blighted/abandoned homes takes more than a backhoe and dirt.

It takes money that a property owner may not have readily available as county officials are evaluating properties and deeming them unsafe.

During the past several months, the Pulaski County Building Inspector’s Office has assessed several properties and identified several homes or buildings in need of repair or demolishing because of the safety hazard those buildings pose.

The office has sent approximately 30 homeowners asking to either Click to continue reading…

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