Superintendent of Perry Township Schools
Growing and improving describe Perry Township Schools. In addition to our focus on academics, we are looking forward to several construction projects.
In 2011 this community supported the repair and replacement of leaking roofs and swimming pools, 50-year-old boilers and ancient science labs. Classrooms were added at both high schools to accommodate student growth.
Now, thanks to the continued support and trust from our community through a positive vote in May on the referendums, the district will be able to build additional classrooms to handle increased enrollment. Over the next two years we will replace trailers with real classrooms, expand cafeterias, address entrance and exit areas at many of our schools and make Winchester Village Elementary a traditional classroom experience.
Renovation of Winchester will begin this month. The 18-month project will transform the open concept school to one with 30 classrooms that have walls and doors that lock; security will no longer be an issue.
Planning for the kindergarten centers at Jeremiah Gray-Edison, Homecroft, MacArthur and Rosa Parks-Edison elementary schools is underway. The staff, under the leadership of Vickie Carpenter, is visiting similar settings and developing classroom space that will reflect the needs of our students. The bidding process will take place in January, with construction beginning in the spring.
Music classrooms are scheduled to be built at Southport Middle School, and they will replace the trailers being used to support band and orchestra classes. Students are expected to be playing their instruments in this structure in the 2016-17 school year.
You may track the progress of our construction at http://websites.msdpt.k12.in.us/securingourfuture/.
On behalf of our entire staff, we look forward to a productive school year. As always, we are grateful to our students, families, staff and community for their support and involvement in our schools.