Governor, legislative leaders move solution forward to assure 100 percent funding for Indiana’s K-12 schools

first_imgStatewide — Governor Eric J. Holcomb announced on Wednesday that he will ask the Indiana State Board of Education to take action to ensure that Indiana’s K-12 schools receive 100 percent of funding as he committed earlier this summer.Governor Holcomb will ask the State Board of Education to call a special meeting for the purpose of taking action to delay the fall count of student enrollment, commonly known as the Average Daily Membership, through at least December. The count date is currently scheduled for September 18. Indiana law allows the State Board of Education to take action to change the count date, among other reasons, when there are extreme patterns of illness.The Average Daily Membership count, which is completed twice a year, is used to set new funding levels for schools. The count requires school districts to designate students who receive at least 50 percent of their instruction virtually as virtual students. School corporations in Indiana receive 85 percent of the foundation formula dollars distributed for virtual students.Concern has been raised in recent days that schools electing to begin the academic year by providing virtual-only instruction because of the changing coronavirus conditions in Indiana would receive 85 percent of funding for all of their students once the count date occurs.last_img read more

GPL Review: Players, coaches react to matchday 2

first_imgWe brought you the review of all the Premier League matches on matchday two now we bring you the reactions from the protagonists themselves. Player and coaches have reacted to their side’s game….ANTHONY COMMEY DELIGHTED AFTER FIRST WIN”We were determined to win after our defeat to Hearts. We got the breakthrough goal in the second half thankfully. This year will be very interesting by the look of things. We are prepared to do something better this season. Some of the players are now building experience. They will come good as the season goes on. We will be solid.”BUT J.E SARPONG SMELLS SABOTAGE FROM HIS BOYS”The way forward is staying on or deciding to quit because guiding the team to this level with the goal king of the competition in the team, he has not scored a goal or made an impact in the game. Having lost at home, we thought we could make amends here. It was a difficult terrain but we could have plucked at least a point. I don’t know if the boys were ready to play or something is happening somewhere. Mourinho type of things whether the players are not happy. I have put myself in the position whether to stay or not. At the appropriate time, you will hear from me.” GEORGE LAMPTEY WINS BUT CALLS FOR IMPROVEMENT”We played well in the first half but lost direction at the latter part of the half and we looked tired. At the break, we spoke to them but they still looked tired but they managed to hold Inter Allies. We have to improve on our fitness so that we play better in our third game. Our major aim is to be in the top four. This season won’t be easy. Everyone is taking a cue from last season so players and coaches are taking off early.”BUT HERBERT ADDO BLAMES INJURIES AND INEXPERIENCE “Unfortunately for Inter Allies, we were battling with a lot of injuries. Some had to go the hospital so we had six injuries. As far as I’m concerned, once you are registered you should be able to play for the team. Lack of experience gave us the unfortunate task of defending in the first half. Second half we made changes and we changed the pattern and managed to score one goal. Once again lack of experience, we had chances but failed to take them. This is the game of football so hopefully next week we will come back to our winning ways.”KENICHI IS STILL EYEING IMPROVEMENT”It is all about Hearts of Oak .Our players do the job it has nothing to do with me. We will make sure our players do better in the next game. Our players have much potential than they showed today so we have to make sure they improve next game. We are improving every day we are improving every match so next game we will be better.” AND ROBIN GNAGNE IS SHARING HIS COACH’S THOUGHTS”We were determined to win this game and by God’s grace we won. We are very happy but we are going to forget this win and think about our next game.”TOM STRAND CONGRATULATES HEARTS”I am very proud of my boys I think they did a perfect match today. I am grieving with them. I congratulate Hearts of Oak. The game plan worked and I congratulate them for the three points. Still I am very happy with my performance. This was one of our best games.” AND BEKOE IS TALKING BIG AFTER BRACE”I spoke that today was the day I was opening my pipe for scoring. I know with the help of my colleagues, this is just the beginning. We are now blending we haven’t known each other for long and we couldn’t get much time in the preseason. But with time, the sky will be the limit. The coach decided to change my role because of the game in Wa where I was heckled and it worked wonders today.”‘ –Follow Kweku on Twitter: @nana_odum. Get more updates on Facebook/Twitter with the #JoySports hashtaglast_img read more

‘Slow-play’ approach to Walker Buehler’s spring motivated by more than caution

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error GLENDALE, Ariz. — In Walker Buehler’s own words – nobody freak out.But with two weeks to go until Opening Day, the Dodgers finally admitted that their “slow-play” approach to Buehler’s spring work was motivated by more than just caution with a 24-year-old whose innings spiked last season.Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Wednesday that Buehler “just wasn’t feeling right” at the start of camp – the same phrase he used earlier this spring when Clayton Kershaw’s throwing program was put on hold for a week. Kershaw received treatment and anti-inflammatory medication for his pitching shoulder before resuming his throwing program recently.“It was just kind of hangover stuff from last year,” Buehler said when asked to explain what “not feeling right” meant for him. “You don’t really want to ramp things up until you’re feeling right. Just kind of normal stuff, nothing super specific. “Are we being more conservative right now? Probably – with what we’re doing and how we handle it? Yeah, probably.”Buehler said he felt the “hangover stuff” off and on from the time he started his throwing program at home in Kentucky in the weeks before spring training.“It’s just kind of from the beginning of the throwing progam, not feeling 100 percent with my whole body,” he said.“Just my arm didn’t feel like it was moving the way I wanted it to. It’s not a pain thing really, more of something doesn’t move perfectly and the way I kind of work I need everything to work correctly. … It’s something that kind of comes and goes. Some days you feel great and some days you don’t. That’s baseball. But I wasn’t feeling good often enough. Nothing scary, nothing alarming.”SEAGER DEFENSESeager is scheduled to play three innings at shortstop in a minor-league game Thursday. This represents the first time Seager has taken the field on defense in a game since last May – and likely the final step in his recovery from hip and elbow surgeries before he is cleared to play in Cactus League games.ALSOKershaw is scheduled to throw another bullpen session during Thursday’s workout. It will be his second time throwing off a mound since resuming his throwing program. …Outfielder Alex Verdugo played in a minor-league game Wednesday, getting four at-bats.center_img “But if you’re not 100 percent it’s kind of tough to try and ramp up and get going. So we kind of reset ourselves and it kind of worked out in my favor.”Buehler threw to hitters in a live batting practice session for the first time Wednesday, throwing 33 pitches in two simulated innings to Corey Seager, Paulo Orlando and Ezequiel Carrera. Roberts said the next step for Buehler will be to pitch in a Cactus League game Monday or Tuesday for two innings — meaning his spring debut would come 10 days (or less) before the season starts.“I think the timing is a little difficult but I fully plan to be able to pitch and be a normal starting pitcher opening week. That’s our goal and that’s my goal,” Buehler said. “If it doesn’t happen, if it’s four innings, that’s fine. If it’s five, if it’s six – I think it’s all a matter of how we respond. That’ll be it.”Roberts acknowledged Monday that both Kershaw and Buehler could open the season in the rotation even if they are only built up enough to pitch four or five innings in their first starts. Right-hander Ross Stripling and left-handers Julio Urias and Caleb Ferguson are all building up to be either starters or, potentially, multi-inning relievers who could follow Kershaw or Buehler in a “piggy-back” situation.“If all goes well, will he be ready for the season to start? Yes. But that’s relative to how much he’s built up,” Roberts said of Buehler specifically.last_img read more