Disclaimer: This website,
first published August 22, 2006, has been created and is
administered by Russell ("Russ") Phillips, a member of...(more)
What: On this site you will find several types of information, some fact and some opinion. It will be a continual "work in progress," with publishing at least following every regular Board meeting (usually the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays at 7P.M.), typically within the following two or three days. This will not be "official" minutes but rather "snippets" of information from the proceedings, as well as from other occasions, including financial data. Also, you will find links to information about the performance of Caston Elementary School and Caston Jr.-Sr. High School. Occasionally, you will find information about education in our Hoosier State and beyond (see "Elsewhere"). You will not find privileged or confidential information here. Generally, information about our schools available elsewhere on the Internet will not be repeated here, unless for convenience, although your attention may be drawn to it. You will find very few images and pictures on this site or other "cool" features. The emphasis is on text and information relating to Caston Schools. Board Minutes, the Agenda for the upcoming meeting and Board Members' contact information is here.
Why: A hallmark of our government, including schools, is the participation of its citizenry. To make informed judgments access to information is essential. This website's information will help you, hopefully, to assess how well Caston is fulfilling its "Mission Statement" (Policy # 2105) that appears at the bottom of every page.
Superintendent/Principals: Questions about school and corporation test scores, as well as for other topics, may be directed to one of the following:
An open invitation has been extended to these administrators to have published on this site their input. There may be times when they feel that additional information is needed to put in proper perspective data/comments that are presented here.
Internet Access/Libraries: In the event you do not have Internet access in your home you may want to use this free service in the libraries of the community. Each library below allows Internet usage, at no charge, regardless of whether you live in the respective county/township.
Feedback/New Info & Data: Comments, suggestions for future content, and questions are invited and encouraged and may be sent to Russ at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like an email notification every time new info & data is published just send an email to him indicating "new info." Using Bcc individual email names and addresses will not be publicly disclosed. If you should ever decide to discontinue receiving these just send an email indicating "unsubscribe" in the "Subject" window.
From the July 2, 2009 Indianapolis Star:
"A day after
Indiana's lawmakers passed a new two-year state budget, Gov. Mitch Daniels
was already looking ahead to his next legislative goal: reforming local
government, including a push to
merge the state's smallest school districts...But Daniels signaled that
one area he'll pursue is the consolidation of the administrations of small
school districts. He pointed to the new budget, in which some
small rural schools saw their funding cut. 'You've
got districts with fewer (students) than some grade schools, that have a
superintendent and a staff,' Daniels said. 'Many counties I visit will be
carved up into three or four districts, and the total number of kids is
only a couple thousand. It would be very easy for one administration to
run the buses and the food service and the paperwork, and liberate all
that money to hire more teachers...'" (more)
Backing Wind Farm: Without Turbines, Tri-Central Might Have To Mull
Consolidation (Kokomo Tribune, 12/12/12)
Disclaimer: This website, first published August 22, 2006, has been created and is administered by Russell ("Russ") Phillips, a member of the Board of School Trustees (hereafter known as "Board") of Caston School Corporation, P.O Box 8, Fulton, IN 46931 (USA). Caston Schools are located about two miles south of the town of Fulton, between Rochester and Logansport, IN, along Indiana Highway #25. He is solely responsible for what is published on this site and it is not sanctioned by Caston School Corporation, its Superintendent, or the Board. Furthermore, views he expresses on this website do not necessarily reflect the views of the Board or of his colleagues on the Board. No Corporation funds, equipment or software are utilized for this site. Links to other sites are provided solely for informational purposes and no endorsement of their content, or suggestion of their accuracy is insinuated or implied.