New Harmony School is located in extreme southwestern Indiana. The school is one of the few remaining Kindergarten through Grade 12 schools in the state. The school, with an enrollment of less than 200, is in one of the smallest school districts in Indiana. Officials say that that small class size allows for individualized education for each student.
However, The Evansville Courier & Press reported on Oct. 27 that New Harmony has found that its strength is also its weakness. The district expects state financial support to be reduced by about one-third next year because funding levels are based on enrollment.
The district, which has long prided itself on being independent, is now considering options that include raising property taxes, reopening as a charter school, or even merging with another school district. Read more…
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