TSC release fall plans for Southwestern, Mintonye students

Photo shows damage to a TSC school after the Nov. 17, 2013 tornado outbreak.
Photo shows damage to a TSC school after the Nov. 17, 2013 tornado outbreak.

TIPPECANOE CO., Ind. (WLFI) – Tippecanoe School Corporation officials hope students and teachers will not have to use space at First Assembly Community Ministries in the fall.

Superintendent Scott Hanback told the school board Wednesday he hopes Mintonye Elementary students can go back to their regular building which was damaged in November’s tornado.

Southwestern seventh and eighth-grade students will stay in their wing at Wea Ridge Middle School. Hanback hopes sixth graders who are currently at First Assembly can be placed in part of the classroom addition under construction at Wea Ridge Elementary School.

A letter will be sent out to Mintonye and Mayflower Mill fifth-grade parents Friday.

Of course, plans may change depending on construction progress.

“We think that will work well because it gives the sixth-grade students and staff a space in the building where they can have some identity, have some unity. It gets them closer to their classmates,” said Hanback.

In addition, the TSC board approved the financing for classroom expansions at both Woodland and Burnett Creek Elementary.

It also approved a $6 million bond issue to help pay for $7.4 million of capital projects at a number of buildings. The rest of the money will come from the capital projects fund.

The board also learned that the TSC teacher evaluation model was one of 10 recognized in a book comparing evaluation models across the country.

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