State schools chief to speak in Greencastle May 7

Monday, April 29, 2019
Jennifer McCormick

Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Jennifer McCormick will be in Greencastle on Tuesday, May 7 at 6:30 p.m. at the Greencastle Middle School Cafeteria to participate in a Community Conversation.

McCormick was last in Greencastle to speak in 2017, after she was first elected. With her decision to not seek a second term in 2020, McCormick has been traveling around the state, speaking on the current state of education in Indiana along with her thoughts about the future for our schools and our children.

She will be sharing her thoughts on the recently completed legislative session and the newly passed budget, along with other important topics such as student poverty rates, teacher retention and pay, graduation rates and pre-kindergarten initiatives.

McCormick is also the final publicly-elected superintendent of public instruction, as Gov. Eric Holcomb signed a law this year that will abolish the position and replace it with an appointed secretary of education, effective Jan. 11, 2021.

This is an opportunity for all members of the Putnam County community to learn more about the state's education priorities, and the actions citizens should take in order to ensure that all our children have their educational needs met. There will be time for questions and comments from audience members.

This Community Conversation is sponsored by the Greencastle League of Women Voters, the Putnam County Public Library, the Greater Greencastle Chamber of Commerce and the Greencastle Community School Corporation.

The goal of this continuing program is to provide the community an opportunity to hear from and speak to their elected and appointed government officials.

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