Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation

State board issues school grades

Oct 4, 2017

Grades for schools in southwestern Indiana vary from A to F. WNIN’s John Gibson took a look at the data.

The State Board of Education gave the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation a “C” for the 2016-2017 school year, based on ISTEP scores.

Five individual public schools received A’s:  Oak Hill, Scott, and Stockwell elementary schools, and both Central and North high schools.

EVSC Board votes to purchase lot for new tennis court

Jul 10, 2017
Isaiah Seibert / WNIN

The Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation (EVSC) Board of Trustees voted unanimously Monday evening to purchase the lot at 1318 E. Powell St. next to Bosse High School for $96,500.

Board President Andrew Guarino said that the tennis court expansion is part of renovations to Bosse’s sports facilities. Other improvements include installing lights for the courts, repaving the track, and repairing the roof over the home-side bleachers.

Police urging safety as schools open

Aug 10, 2016

It’s back to school for most students in the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation, and police are urging drivers to be careful.

Drivers can expect an increase in the amount of pedestrian and vehicular traffic, as kids head back to classrooms this week.

Evansville Police say in a news release that motorists need to be patient and allow extra travel time.

The agency reminds drivers that school buses will be making frequent stops, and it’s the law: you must stop in either direction when a bus has its stop arm extended.

More longer school days ahead

Mar 14, 2014

Students in the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation are facing another stretch of longer school days.

EVSC officials say six consecutive school days -- March 31 through April 7 -- will be extended by one hour to make up for the most recent snow day on March 3. It’s the second six-day stretch of extended days employed by the school corporation to meet the state’s required 180 school days.

EVSC Superintendent David Smith told WNIN’s The Trend last week that the longer hours have worked well, so far.

State declines Glenwood takeover

Mar 14, 2014

The State of Indiana will not take control of a troubled Evansville school. 

The Indiana State Board of Education has recommended that Glenwood Leadership Academy continue to work with a not-for-profit to boost the school’s achievement.

The Courier and Press reports the state board stopped short of completely taking over the school, allowing it to keep working with Mass Insight Education.

The board unanimously approved the recommendation with Evansville board member B.J. Watts abstaining since he teaches in the EVSC.