(LAWRENCE CO.) – Following the announcement of the formation of Lawrence County Independent Schools, the interest in enrollment has increased.
Lawrence County Independent Schools will serve students K-8 grade.
Charter schools are publicly funded schools that are created and operated by organizations other than local school districts. There are no tuition costs for any student who attends the school.
“We must provide the same services as public schools, especially for those who have disabilities,” said Albert Cross, Board President of Lawrence County Independent Schools.
During a fundraiser for the new school, around 75 individuals expressed interest in joining the school in the fall of 2021. This is in addition to approximately 200 students who have already expressed interest in attending the newly formed school.
Lawrence County Independent Schools is also seeking employees to work in the newly formed school and is accepting applications from certified teachers.
“Our pay will be just as competitive as other school corporations in the area. You get what you pay for, and we want good quality teachers, “said Cross.
Transportation and building costs are the only two line items that are not supported by the State of Indiana.
Teacher salaries will be funded by the state.
The school is waiting on approval from the State of Indiana.
Perry Township officials are also working to acquire the Springville Elementary School. Perry Township will allow Lawrence County Independent Schools to use the facility.
This Saturday, the group will be having a yard sale at the Springville Community Park from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.
School officials will be on location to answer questions, and help with the application process for students to apply.
For more information click here or mail inquiries to P.O. Box 27, Springville, IN. 47462.