EACS starts new school year Tuesday

NEW HAVEN, Ind. (WANE) – East Allen County Schools begins the 2014-2015 school year Tuesday as approximately 9,100 students arrive back in the classroom.

EACS opens new K-12 campuses at Woodlan and Heritage. Previously, Woodlan High School and Heritage High School housed grades 9-12.

Superintendent Dr. Kenneth Folks enters his second full school-year with the district. Folks was instrumental earlier this year in implementing ALICE School Safety Program within the district’s schools. ALICE stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, and Evaluate. The concept allows staff and administrators within each of the district’s buildings to respond in a manner specific to an incident which may be occurring.

EACS is also building on successful ISTEP+ scores last year. The district saw 72.2 percent of students taking the test pass the test. It’s the highest percentage score for EACS since 2006-2007.

Tentatively, the last day for the school year is May 23.

Click the above videos to view interviews with Dr. Folks, who appeared on NewsChannel 15’s First News Tuesday morning.

First News continues its “Back-to-School” series Wednesday as Northwest Allen County Schools and Southwest Allen County Schools return.

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