School Board

Welcome to the Board of School Trustees

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Members of the Board of School Trustees Kokomo School Corporation pose for a photo following reorganization for 2017.

Seated Left to Right are Board Member Michael Gault, Board President Marsha Bowling, and Board Member Crystal Sanburn:

Standing Left to Right are Board Member Karen Sosbe, Vice President Cristi Brewer-Allen, Secretary Stephanie McClelland and Board Member Lisa Ellison

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It is with pride that the Board of Trustees for the Kokomo School Corporation opens our doors for the 2017-2018 school year.  In four short years, the district has transformed itself and now provides educational programs that can appeal to just about everyone.  In the Kokomo Schools, truly no child will be left behind.  

Students and parents now can select an educational learning style that meets individual needs.  The International Baccalaureate program is offered in two of our elementary schools, middle years (grades 6 – 10), and the Diploma Program (grades 11 – 12) at Kokomo High School.  Not only do students study global-mindedness and community service in the classroom, but they also have the opportunity to study abroad in England, Costa Rica, and Chile.  The Integrated Arts School at Wallace remains immensely popular and draws students from throughout central Indiana.  By the end of the 2017-18 school year, one-to-one technology will be available at all Kokomo Schools.  Bon Air Elementary School, Bon Air Middle School, and Pettit Park Elementary are designated Technology Academies.  STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) initiatives have been developed for Boulevard Elementary and Maple Crest STEM School.  For some students, the traditional neighborhood school remains an option.

Special needs students, gifted and talented students, students with alternative learning styles, and students with career and scheduling issues are served through a re-organized special education program, KEY gifted and talented programs, McKinley alternative school, and the Twilight School at Kokomo High School.  In addition to Head Start, expanded pre-school programs are available this year at Boulevard, Elwood Haynes, Lafayette Park, and Pettit Park.

Support services for students and school programs also have improved. Transportation now can track every bus and student at precise times for pick up and drop off.  The Kokomo School Corporation was the first in Indiana to have Wi-Fi on buses so that students traveling to and from school, or out of town for field trips and extra-curricular activities, can use electronic devices for homework.  Facility upgrades at Central, Bon Air, Pettit Park, Maple Crest, Sycamore and Kokomo High School will improve educational opportunities, and many additional improvements are planned for the future.  Partnerships with the City of Kokomo, the Kokomo Public Library, and Indiana University Kokomo enrich learning and activities for the entire community.

We encourage our parents to be actively involved in the education of their children.  School administrators, teachers, and the Board of Trustees encourage parents to continue to give us suggestions and guidance that can further enrich educational opportunities in our school district.  We look forward to another year of growth and achievement in Kokomo Schools.

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