Plymouth Community School Corportation
In the last few years the balance of demographic factors has gotten skewed in our four elementary schools. We are coming very close to the same situation we had five years ago when Washington Elementary School did not have Title I services. For this reason, it is imperative that we go through a redistricting process again this year. Dr. Jerome McKibben, a specialist in the process of redistricting, will lead the process. Our first meeting will start at 6:30 on Wednesday, November 16 at the Menominee Elementary cafeteria. Dr. McKibben will present his "rough draft" of the plan for redistricting. He will be available for comments, to answer questions, and explain his process. Parents are welcome to attend.
Support your Rockies and Breast Cancer Awareness tonight at 7:30 PM as the Rockies take on Goshen. Josh Carlton and his grounds crew brought out the pink paint to support this cause.
Earlier this week noted that a published paragraph was from the Department of Health. The paragraph is actually a summary of the Department of Health's findings written by our Director of Maintenance, Dave Schoof. If you would like to see the entire report, it is available at the Administration Building located at 611 Berkley.
Riverside Intermediate School is a semi-finalist for the Title I Distinguished School Award. This award is given annually to a school for closing the achievement gap. Mrs. Burroughs will complete a telephone interview Friday morning. If successful, the school will be one of the final four schools in the state. The school selected receives a $50,000 grant and are honored at the
State Title I Conference and the National Title I Conference. This is the fourth year in a row that a Plymouth school has been chosen for this award. Menominee and Washington have both been finalists and Webster was the top Title I school four years ago. Congratulations to the staff, students, and parents of Riverside for this year's recognition.
Recently, the Department of Health received an anonymous report that Plymouth High School had mold in it thus creating unsafe indoor air quality. Fortunately, this anonymous message was inaccurate. Below in bold you will find a portion of the report from the Indiana Health Department. The following paragraph is actually a summary of the findings written by our Director of Maintenance and not the Department of Health. Copies of the full Depart
...note that mold and bacterial counts were all within acceptable levels. Relative humidity and space temperature were slightly higher but justified based on the season and the current outdoor humidity. I found it interesting that the "fungal count" or "mold count" was 2,500 CFU/M3 outside of the building while the inside space produced "mold counts" some 5x lower than outside air. This assures you that mold growth is not currently a health risk and demonstrates the filtration systems are performing correctly.
This report is a tribute to our maintenance and custodial workers who work hard every day and night to ensure that the rooms are not only clean, but the air that we breathe is safe for our employees and students. Copies of the full report are available at the Central Office.