Lawrence County Independent Schools Partners With IU Media School


(SPRINGVILLE) – The Lawrence County Independent Schools and Indiana University Media School have teamed up to provide opportunities to explore media careers and learn from professors and IU students.

The goal of the media program and to help foster 21st Century skills the team will teach students to critically consume and create media in its many forms.

The areas of study include media literacy, public relations, website design, podcasts, and news production.

During their meeting Thursday, LCIS updated the public on the progress that is being made in getting the school ready for the upcoming school year.

LCIS is close to hiring a headmaster and building principal for the newly formed charter school.

LCIS has conducted interviews with five people and has moved two candidates on for further interviews. A final interview and contingent offer were made.

Applications are still being accepted for teacher positions. The board hopes to have those positions filled before the school opens in August.

Enrollment continues to grow with more than 100 students enrolled within the first week. The charter school will work on marketing the school to continue to boost enrollment.

Education One continues to give LCIS information on required accountability for the charter school.

The charter school will be held accountable for academic performance, organization performance, financial performance, organization performance, and school climate.

The next board meeting is scheduled for March 4th at 7:00 p.m.

The public is invited to attend the meeting by Zoom. The board is looking at open the meetings up to an in-person format in the near future.

For more information on their meetings and LCIS visit