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Former State Senate candidate Belinda Drake, former Indiana State Representative Christina Hale and Indiana State Senator Shelli Yoder spoke about the importance of running for government office and having more diverse representation in government at a virtual panel Monday night. The event was organized by Women in Government at IU to coincide with International Women’s Day.
Monroe County Community School Corporation’s new mobile classroom has color-coded lab stations, whiteboard cabinets, three TV monitors and robots.
The Monroe County Community School Corporation Board discussed the MCCSC’s new mobile classroom for STEAM learning, the district’s new COVID-19 reporting system. The board also passed a resolution opposing Indiana House Bill 1005.
Indiana House Bill 1005, authored by Republican State Representative Bob Behning, passed in the Indiana House of Representatives 61-36 and moved to the Indiana Senate Feb. 16. If passed, the bill would create an educational savings account program and extend eligibility to receive vouchers to families who have a household income of $145,000 — about two times Indiana’s median income. Vouchers are state-funded scholarships for students who want to attend private school.
Jeff Hauswald, the newly-selected Monroe County Community School Corporation superintendent, said before he can determine his specific goals in this position, he needs to make himself available to the community.
The IU Health vaccination sites in Bloomington and Paoli, Indiana will be closed Tuesday due to the winter storm, according to a Monday Monroe County press release. The Monroe Convention Center was not scheduled to be open Tuesday.
IU Health Medical Arts and Monroe Convention Center COVID-19 vaccination sites will be closed Monday due to upcoming winter weather and dropping temperatures, according to a Sunday Monroe County press release.
IU Health Bloomington and Monroe County COVID-19 vaccine distribution sites may be closed some days next week due to the predicted colder temperatures and snow, said Monroe County Health Department Administrator Penny Caudill at the Monroe County COVID-19 conference call Friday.
An Indiana bill which would create a $150 million grant program to help students who have fallen behind in school due to the COVID-19 pandemic passed the Indiana House of Representatives with a vote of 94-2 on Feb. 2. The bill was referred to the Indiana Senate on Feb. 3.
The new Monroe County Community School Corporation Superintendent will be Kokomo School Corporation Superintendent Jeff Hauswald. The board announced its decision at 6 p.m. Wednesday.
According to a graphic created by Alessia Modjarrad, College Democrats of Indiana president, many areas in Bloomington, including parts of IU’s campus, are food deserts.
City Council members, including Matt Flaherty and Kate Rosenbarger, tried to stop Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton from having the Seminary Park encampment dismantled in January. He did it anyway, and, in response, Flaherty and Rosenbarger decided to co-author an ordinance that would provide protections to Bloomington’s unhoused population.
Monroe County Community School Corporation's Board of Trustees met to discuss topics such as the new Connect, Achieve, Respond, Engage and Support initiative, the new superintendent contract and COVID-19 metrics at Monroe County schools at 6 p.m. Tuesday.
Keith Klein, WTIU program director and member of the Monroe County Community School Corporation Board of Trustees since 2009, died Monday at age 79, according to Indiana Public Media.
Monroe County Community School Corporation contact tracers have not yet detected any spread of COVID-19 in its classrooms, MCCSC communications officer Kelby Turmail said.
The lights hanging from the Monroe County Courthouse flipped on at 5:27 p.m. Tuesday, even though it was still light out. At exactly 5:30 p.m., the faint ringing of the bell echoed from the tower above the lit-up municipal structure.
Volunteers and organizers of the demonstration ran around the exterior of the mass of about 150 people marching to Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton’s house Monday night. Some of them stood at intersections to prevent oncoming traffic from hitting anyone in the group, directing them through Bloomington’s streets, while others led people in song.
Travis Dugan, 36, walked up the steps to Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton’s house Sunday night, knocked on his door and asked him why he had to keep moving his tent, his home.
IU-Bloomington is expected to open Monroe County’s third vaccination clinic for eligible students and local residents, said Kirk White, the IU COVID-19 response team lead. Pending state registration confirmation, the campus will serve as an additional location option for their COVID-19 vaccine.
The people inhabiting Seminary Park and the items they have with them, including heaters, blankets, food and tents, remain in Seminary Park Tuesday morning, despite the City of Bloomington’s claim that they would be removed after 11 p.m. Monday night.