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Goshen School Board hears plan to turn around Chamberlain Elementary School

Educators presented a plan to improve Chamberlain Elementary School and turn around its "F" grade from the state of Indiana.

Posted on Feb. 14, 2014 at 3:04 p.m.

What: Goshen Community Schools school board

When: The board met on Monday evening, Feb. 10, 2014.


  • The board heard a plan to make Chamberlain Elementary School a STEAM school (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics). This learning model, which includes hands-on activities, is part of the schools' plan to turn around the "F" grade it received from the state department of education. Brian Weibe, director of Horizon Education Alliance, pledged that Horizon would support Chamberlain, and other schools in the county, if they want to start the STEAM model.
  • Jerry Hawkins, the school corporation's business affairs coordinator, announced that efforts to lower transportation costs this year (by creating "hubs" where students wait for the bus and cutting some bus routes) saved the corporation between $100,000 and $150,000 in the first semester. 

Follow reporter Lydia Sheaks on Twitter at @LydiaSheaks

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