INDIANA EDUCATION: State laws impact local schools

PIERCETON — With a newly elected Indiana state education superintendent, school board members and administration with Whitko Community School Corporation are keeping a close eye on pending legislation. At Monday’s school board meeting, Superintendent Steve Clason shared what bills would have a direct impact on Whitko schools.“We are in the middle of a session so a lot of bills won’t go anywhere,” Clason said. “There are some we are watching for. The ones that could impact us here at home are of the greatest importance.”One particular bill made cursive writing a must for educators. “Who would have thought teaching cursive writing would be up for debate, but it was and we will continue to teach it to our students,” said Clason.Some decisions made at the state level are blanket regulations passed down to each district. However, what affects a larger district positively, could hinder a small corporation such as Whitko.To read the rest of this story, see the Feb. 22 issue of The Post and Mail. Don't have a subscription? Call (260) 244-5153 or subscribe to our e-edition. For breaking news, sports updates and additional coverage, bookmark the homepage and find us on facebook.