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Filing period begins for local school boards

Incumbents and candidates can now start filing to fill the seven seats that will help govern Wells County’s public schools for the next four years.

NWCS board sets 2014-15 fee schedule

Northern Wells parents will pay between $125 to $165 per student for iPads, textbooks and other classroom materials next school year, after board members unanimously approved rental fees Tuesday.

SW board targets its firearms policy

Members of the Southern Wells school board Tuesday night wrestled with the policy regarding firearms possession on school property.

An irritated Smith leaves the board

Frustration over a lack of progress was expressed in the letter of resignation by former Southern Wells Board member Chris Smith at Tuesday night’s meeting of the Southern Wells school board.

Bluffton-Harrison petition duel starts Aug. 15

The petition and remonstrance race to determine the fate of the Bluffton-Harrison Elementary expansion will run from Friday, Aug. 15, through Monday, Sept. 15, Superintendent Wayne Barker said at Monday’s school board...

SW board has 30 days to fill vacancy

If Southern Wells school board members approve Chris Smith’s resignation Tuesday, they must appoint his replacement within the next 30 days, the executive director of the Indiana School Boards Association said Monday.

Smith exits SW board, effective immediately

In January, Southern Wells Community Schools board member Chris Smith announced he would not seek reelection to his seat, representing Liberty Township. Over the weekend, he made public his further decision to resign...

Filing period opens July 23 for school board elections

Seven seats are open on Wells County’s three school boards, and residents can now collect signatures to qualify to run for one of them.

Emmy award winner

Emmy award winner

BHS grad takes home the gold for Indy fire coverage

Baker, in D.C., seeks help for NCLB waiver

Bluffton High School Principal Steve Baker spoke with several of the nation’s legislators last week, and though all said they want Indiana to receive a waiver from federal education legislation, they said they don’t...

NWCS campuses will get new signs

New signs with LED message centers will be posted at the three campuses of Northern Wells Community Schools.

New World students to experience Old World culture

New World students to experience Old World culture

Starting next week, a group of 15 Bluffton High School students and three adult chaperones from Bluffton will be traveling to Europe. They’ll be launching a...

Petition drive to begin

People to decide whether or not school project is a go

63 honored at SW’s ceremony

63 honored at SW’s ceremony

Southern Wells valedictorian Daniel Mossburg admitted Sunday that he and his fellow graduates probably won’t graph a Punnett square or write a poem in iambic...

203 receive diplomas at NHS

203 receive diplomas at NHS

They survived major renovations in their school, and they survived extended instruction days. Sunday, the Norwell High School Class of 2014 had reason to...

B-H project 3 names away from petition race

It’s a near-certainty that there will be a petition battle concerning the renovation of the Bluffton-Harrison Elementary School.

SWCS to buy ‘rapid response’ buttons

The Southern Wells district will more quickly alert others in the school complex and law enforcement officials in case of an emergency with a new set of “rapid response” buttons, which the district will purchase...

School security grants going to 3 Wells districts

Wells County’s public school districts will receive $115,000 for school safety after officials promised about $9 million in grant money to more than 250 schools statewide Wednesday.

SW board receives project list

Superintendent encourages board to review proposals and determine their importance

NWCS board approves acceptable technology use policy

The Northern Wells Community Schools board took a first step forward Tuesday night to encourage acceptable technology use in its schools.

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