Small Support


A school district in the Valley had small support today, but not in the number of people who showed up.

The Northeast School Corporation held a rally outside of North Central High School. There, educators, parents and community members came together to discuss their concerns about their small school district.

Challenges they face are unemployment, relocating and losing revenue.

“As our kids leave, we lose approximately $6000 for each kid that leaves. And as the revenue goes down then we have to take a look at our programming and staffing, then it makes it challenging to have an educational program meet the needs of all of your students,” Superintendent Mark Baker said.

Dr. Baker says he hopes that legislators in Indianapolis will be more aware of small school challenges and apply that to their funding for schools.

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