College Go Week
Supporting Higher Education
Milan Community Schools is joining with Learn More Indiana to support College Go Week from September 23rd-27th. The goal of College Go Week is to help Hoosiers of all ages plan for career success by focusing on completion of college, not just high school. All staff and students are asked to join our efforts in raising awareness of the importance of higher education by wearing college t-shirts/sweatshirts on Wednesday, September 25th!
Maximizing Student Achievement So That All Students Graduate
In addition to our technology initiative, we have developed plans at the school level called "Failure is not an option." This initiative is intended to target students who fail to master individual learning standards by giving them extra help and may include having them retake assessments when they are not successful. The goal is not to allow students to fall behind, which often results in them giving up. School improvement committees in each building have worked out the details of the plan.
Our goal is to offer the students of Milan the best education in Ripley County, one which will see all students receive a high school diploma and leave us prepared for whatever path they choose to pursue as they make their own way in the world.
If you are planning to move to Milan or would like to enroll your child or children in our schools, we would welcome your application. For families residing outside our district, there is no longer any transfer tuition. Your only responsibility is transportation. If you are interested in joining our school community, please fill out our application Transfer Request. We accept transfer students year-round, but it is best educationally to try to enroll your child at the beginning of a marking period. Thanks.
Here's a summary of the June board meeting:
1. The board approved the minutes of the May board meetings.
2. There were no comments from the public.
3. The board did not act on a policy to establish the teacher work day and year.
4. The board did not act on a proposal to change the job description of the maintenance technicians.
5. The board did not act on a change in maintenance supervisor compensation because the job description was not acted upon.
6. The board approved a 50 cent an hour raise for Class 8 employees (instructional aides).
7. The board approved technical language changes to the Classified Employee Handbook.
8. The board did not act on a student day/teacher day proposal because a new teacher work day policy was not adopted.
9. The board approved field trips to the Ohio Renaissance Festival in September and to Germany during spring break.
10. The board approved new book rental and lab fees.
11. The board received a high ability policy proposal on a first reading.
12. Dr. Reale reported that the schools will once again support the Lions' Club's Fourth of July parade with the use of our high school facilities.
13. Dr. Reale informed the board that Mrs. Fryman had received a highly selective grant to attend the Key Issues Institute in Colorado this summer.
14. Dr. Reale informed the board of resignations received from Brianna Kraushar as junior class co-sponsor, Zach Wade as boys' swim coach, Paige Wade as girls' swim coach, Brian Moline as boys' varsity track coach, Marty Layden as middle school science teacher, and Tresa Patz as FACS teacher.
15. The board approved the hiring of Jessica Small-Summers as a high school science teacher.
16. The board approved the hiring of Brian Beeler as a middle school science teacher.
17. The board appointed Matt Hurst as co-sponsor of the junior class.
18. The board approved the claims and financial report.
Mr. Paul Ketcham
Dr. Thomas Reale
Milan, Indiana 47031
Voice: (812) 654-2365
Fax: (812) 654-2441
Mr. Ryan Langferman
Mr. Patrick Murphy
Mrs. Jane Rogers
Mr. John Prifogle