School News – February 24

School news

Society announces available scholarship

Tau Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International is offering a $2,000 non-renewable scholarship to a graduating high school senior who is planning to pursue a college degree in the field of education. Applicants must be attending a Bartholomew County high school and plan to attend college as a full-time student. Applications are available through high school guidance offices. Completed applications are due in the counseling center offices by April 1.

Koch hosts Senate pages at Statehouse

INDIANAPOLIS — Sen. Eric Koch, R-Bedford, welcomed the following students to the Statehouse who served as Senate pages in January.

Alison Clauss, from Springville, attends Bedford North Lawrence High School

Kylie O’Connell, from Bedford, attends Shawswick Middle School

Victoria O’Connell, from Bedford, attends Bedford North Lawrence High School

Brock Southern, from Bedford, attends Orleans Jr./Sr. High School

Jackson Warren, from Columbus, attends Central Middle School

Pages spend a day at the Statehouse touring the historic building, observing debates from the Senate floor and interacting with their state senator.

Students in grades six through 12 participate in the page program on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays during the legislative session. Groups serve on Wednesdays.

To learn more about the Senate Page Program, visit

Referendum public info sessions set

Bartholomew Consolidated School Corp. officials are continuing a series of public information sessions about a proposed operating referendum.There are four additional public referendum information sessions, each at 6 p.m.:

Thursday at Rockcreek Elementary, 13000 E. County Road 200S

March 24 at Mt. Healthy Elementary, 12150 S. State Road 58

March 31 at Central Middle School, 725 7th St.

If approved by voters in May, the referendum would increase BCSC’s property taxes by $0.156 per $100 of assessed value to roughly $1.01 starting in 2021. BCSC officials initially had sought a $0.195 per $100 of assessed valuation increase, but lowered the request before the public information sessions began.

A total of 86% of the increased property tax revenue would be spent on employee recruitment and retention and 14% on student safety and security, according to figures from BCSC.