School Board meets to discuss AP testing, award received

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Sofia Hay

Members of the School Board gathered in the LGI for a regular meeting at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 7. There was a low attendance of viewers for this meeting. Some topics discussed were class sizes, field trips, construction requests, and Lake Central’s AP status.

A noteworthy action that occurred at this meeting was the recognition of Mr. Tom Clark, Social Studies, by the Veterans of Foreign Wars.  Gene Kijanowski from the St. John VFW presented Mr. Clark with this award.

“Tom not only got National Teacher of the Year Award, he also got National Americanism Award, which are both very prestigious. He brings to Lake Central something that we can be really proud of,” Kijanowski said.

Another significant matter was discussed in a presentation from Mr. Sean Begley, Freshman Center Principal.  Mr. Begley reported that over the past seven years, the number of Lake Central students taking AP tests has almost tripled.  Also, the percent of the total AP students from Lake Central that scored a 3 or higher on AP test has passed the percent of total AP students in Indiana and globally.

“The Advanced Placement [program] is a very important part of our school grade, and it also does a fantastic job of preparing our students for further studies,” Mr. Begley said.

The next School Board meeting will occur on Monday, Oct. 20.