The Greentown Grapevine – 2002-05, 09:05 - Page 1
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I' Volume 9, Issue 5 " a paperfor the people" May 2002 Income Survey to be Conducted During the week from May 10- 1 7 an income survey will be taken of some households in Greentown. The information is being gathered as part of a grant application to the Department of Commerce for funds to use in the planned Water Project of the town. Not all homes will be contacted. The name of the surveyor is Jeff Hornsby. Eastern Schools Reduce Teaching Positions to Compensate for Financial Losses After outlining several factors of the school financial picture, Dr. Stephen C. Healy recommended a reduction- in-force of three . teaching positions. These will be from non- renewal of semi- permanent and non- permanent position's of Marilyn Aleman, Thomas Martin, and Greg Hazelwood. Three additional positions will be reduced due to retirements and resignations. To emphasize the seriousness of the situation, Dr. Healy reported that the corporation is anticipating $ 500,000 in losses for this year. These losses will be reduced through reduction- in- force and attrition. To fail to reduce expenditures could lead to a use of all reserve funds, and eventual state control of the corporation. Factors which have led to the deficit are: 1. A reduction in funds provided from the state; 2. Increased medical insurance costs ( 68% in the last two years); 3. Increased property insurance costs ( 45% trickle down from the Sept. 11 payments); 4. Eastern Howard School Corporation's contributions to the State Teachers Retirement Fund ( increased beginning 1995 and increased again in 2001); 5. The corporation's own retirement plan ( unfunded liability); 6. Decreasing enrollment ( down 100 students from five years ago). Dr. Healy also explained that teachers' salaries come from the General Fund, and other funds such as Transportation and Capital Projects cannot be used for classroom salaries. The Board approved the request. Groundbreaking Held for 1 I Medical Facility The above individuals celebrated the groundbreaking on April 12 for a new medical facility being built by St. Joseph Hospital & Health Center. From the left, Artie Scruggs, IBEW Manager; Jim Whitfield, Sycamore Primary Care; Mike Williams, St. Joseph Hospital President; James Harris, Greentown Town CouncilSresident; Joe Klein, Chairman of the Board - St. Joseph Hospital; Dennis Ressler, CFO- St. Joseph Hospital; and Tim Miller, Dimensions Architects. Photo by Sarah Cotton Architect's Rendering of the St. Joseph Greentown Facility St. Joseph Hospital & Health Center Dr. David Sedaghat, who is double- location: The facility will provide X-purchased the property at 7 12 W. Main boarded in Pediatrics and Internal ray capabilities, laboratory and a St. ( across from Barton's Restaurant) in Medicine, will joining Dr. Ken pharmacy. June of 2001. Construction has begun Ridgeway, who is moving his offices Plans call for the facility to begin on a new primary care medical facility. from 124 S. Green St. to the new functioning by August. Congratulate the Eastern Class of 2002 or your special graduate in the June issue of the Greentown Grapevine. $ 5 and $ 10 ads available. Must be pre- paid unless a regular advertiser. $ 5 additional for use of photo. Cali Ganiece Schaaf at 628- 2035 by May 15 t o place your order.
|Title||The Greentown Grapevine – 2002-05, 09:05|
|Subject, Local||Greentown, Howard County (Ind.)|
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|Local Item ID||Greentown History Center – newspaper collection|
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|Publisher||Greentown Area Residential Association, 1993-|
Local News depicting eastern Howard County in Indiana.
Headlines: Eastern Schools Reduce Teaching Positions to COmpensate For Financial Losses; Income Survey to be Conducted; Groundbreaking Held for Medical Facility
|Contributors||Kokomo-Howard County Public Library; Greentown Historical Society|
|Source||Original newspaper: The Greentown Grapevine, May 2002, Volume 09, Issue 05|
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|Title||The Greentown Grapevine – 2002-05, 09:05 - Page 1|