Updated: Wednesday, 08 Jul 2009, 5:14 AM EDT
Published : Tuesday, 07 Jul 2009, 8:29 PM EDT
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) - On Tuesday night, Dr. Karyle Green took part in her first school board meeting as the new EACS superintendent.
She says, "I want to make sure we are building a collaborative team and one that's working towards growth in student achievement throughout the corporation."
She comes to the district with 20 years of experience, most recently as an assistant superintendent in South Bend.
Green says she hopes her experience will help her tackle the one and a half million dollar budget deficit she now faces. She says many school corporations are dealing with the same problems.
So how does the district plan to correct the budget deficit? Realignment and the possible elimination of Harding High School is one of the options that has been discussed.
"I'm not going to say it's getting rid of a school. I'm going to say it's how best can we meet the needs of our student population, how best can we serve our communities, and how can we live within in our means," Dr. Green told NewsChannel 15.
Dr. Green says she's open to new ideas, including the
development of a new tech high school or some type of alternative
And as exciting as this new position is, unfortunately administrators today face some very tough challenges moving forward.
"It used to be about developing things for kids and programs and what we can do and now it's about how we can live within our means."