The public has an opportunity to hear about some of the things happening at MCCSC during an upcoming State of the School Corporation address. The event, sponsored by the Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce and the Foundation of Monroe County Community Schools, takes place at
7:30 a.m., Thursday at the Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center, 122 S. Walnut St.
Judy DeMuth, superintendent at Monroe County Community School Corp., will give the address which will cover a number of topics including student and staff safety, referendum accountability and longer school days.
This is the first time a superintendent from MCCSC has given a State of the School Corporation address.
Tom Bunger, president of the Foundation of Monroe County Community Schools, said the idea came about during last year’s search for a new superintendent and was supported by DeMuth, who started July 1, 2011.
“We wanted an opportunity for the superintendent to have a chance to speak to community members and for community members to ask questions,” he said.
Hosting the event in January gave DeMuth time to settle in as superintendent, Bunger said. The time and date is meant to give the community a chance to attend before they go to work, he said.
DeMuth said the idea of an annual school corporation address is something she would like to see continue in the district. “I hope that it becomes an annual type message,” DeMuth said. “I think it’s good for the corporation to put this together to let people now very clearly what we are working on.”
The event is free and open to the public. However, the foundation is asking residents to register prior to the event. Residents may register at mccsfoundation.org/events.
SOURCE: April Toler: www.heraldtimesonline.com