A group that’s working to determine the future of the Bloomington Hospital site downtown is seeking public input this week; Roadsnacks, an “infotainment” website, has used its unique criteria to reach the conclusion that Bloomington is Indiana’s 9th drunkest city; With about 7 months left until Indiana’s primary election, student groups at IU are forming to support presidential candidates; Monroe County has completed a project that is intended to mitigate recurrent flooding in a south Bloomington neighborhood.
At two public forums last month, parents of local school children expressed overwhelming dissatisfaction with the school calendar. The Calendar Committee of the Monroe County Community School Corporation organized the forums, for September 23rd and 24th , to gather comments from parents. Hundreds of parents attended the first meeting, at Bloomington High School South. Most of the speakers expressed issues with the current calendar. Speakers who attended the meeting at Bloomington North made similar comments. The members of the 25-person Calendar Committee are expected to take these comments, as well as other input, under consideration, in drawing up the future multi-year calendar. Their proposal will then be presented to the MCCSC Board of Trustees for consideration. Both community forums were moderated by the Public Relations and Information Director for MCCSC, Tim Pritchett. MCCSC Board Trustee, Sue Wanzer, attended the Bloomington South forum. WFHB Assistant News Director, David Murphy, spoke to both Pritchett and Wanzer about the school calendar controversy.
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