first_img WhatsApp Google+ PHM School Superintendent to recommend online learning until Oct. 22 WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest Google+ By Jon Zimney – July 30, 2020 0 346 Previous articleStrange packages from China go beyond envelopes of seedsNext articleGov. Holcomb not closing bars despite virus task force recommendation Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney. (Photo supplied/Penn-Harris-Madison Schools) Penn-Harris-Madison School Superintendent Dr. Jerry Thacker will recommend to the school board that students begin the school year with online education only. In a letter to parents, Thacker stated that the administration will recommend to the P-H-M Board of School Trustees at a School Board meeting on Monday, Aug. 3, that all students participate in a virtual learning environment from the first day of school, August 19 through October 22. Parents will then be surveyed whether they’d like their student to return to the classroom or to continue with online studies.This comes after the St. Joseph County Department of Health issued metrics for schools to take into account. The health departments’s Red-Yellow-Green metric puts the county in the red, right now, with more than 28 cases of new COVID-19 cases per day. So, they recommend schools strongly consider online learning. Just under that case number, they recommend schools should consider a mix of online and reduced classroom learning. When  the county gets to just 14 cases or lower per day, they consider it safe to send kids back to the classroom.School City of Mishawaka announced earlier this week its students would start the school year with virtual learning until at least Sep. 18.South Bend School Superintendent Dr. Todd Cummings will present a back-to-school plan for board members to vote on next week.Below is the full letter sent to PHM parents and families:July 30, 2020Dear P-H-M Families, We have been communicating regularly with medical professionals at the St. Joseph County Department of Health (SJCDH) and receiving guidance regarding the status of coronavirus activity and community transmission in making decisions regarding the safest model for curriculum delivery. The current thresholds for consideration by SJCDH strongly recommend that St. Joseph County Schools open in a virtual learning environment.They also provided guidance on extracurricular and co-curricular activities. Those programs are being monitored and are under review.The administration will recommend to the P-H-M Board of School Trustees at a School Board meeting on August 3, 2020, at 7:00 p.m. that all students participate in a virtual learning environment from the first day of school, August 19 through October 22. During the established virtual learning period, we will continue to collaborate with the SJCDH regarding further discussions and recommendations.Prior to October 22, and the decision to return students to in-person instruction, we will ask parents which option they will be choosing by providing a parent survey. Parents will not be bound by their previous choice.When we return, we will continue to offer two options: in-person or virtual instruction. On October 27 (or when the SJCDH deems it appropriate) students who are enrolled in the in-person program will return to school.On October 27 students who are enrolled in the virtual learning program will continue with virtual learning.Established metrics, provided by the SJCDH, will determine when it is safe to return to in-person learning. Families will be given a two week notice of any changes to return to in-person learning.Thank you for your ongoing support and partnership. Please stay safe and healthy!Dr. Jerry ThackerSuperintendent Twitter Twitter Facebook Pinterest CoronavirusIndianaLocalNewslast_img read more

first_imgThe winners were announced May 20 in Forsyth as part of the “Buckle Up America!” awards program.The state poster winners, whose entries will make up a calendar for 2003, got $100 for first place, $50 for second and $25 for third in each of five categories. The two PSA categories and one essay category each won $50 for first, $35 for second and $25 for third.State Poster WinnersThe poster winners in kindergarten to first grade are Candler Willis, Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy, Henry County, first; Sydney Mixon, Northwest Laurens Elementary, Laurens County, second; and Beth Lokey, Lake Park Elementary, Lowndes County, third.In the second and third grades, the winners are Lindsey Purvis, Heard-Mixon Elementary, Newton County, first; Elizabeth Finger, Northside Elementary, Coweta County, second; and Rachel Pickett, Heard Elementary, Chatham County, third.The fourth- and fifth-grade winners are Angelica Montealegre, Tippens Elementary, Cherokee County, first; Shanice Gilbert, Burroughs-Molette Elementary, Glynn County, second; and Kaylah Dyal, Fourth District, Appling County, third.The winners in the sixth through eighth grades are James Kraemer, Five Forks Middle, Gwinnett County, first place; Caitlin Downs, Oglethorpe County Middle, Oglethorpe County, second; and Tonya Ammons, Mt. Zion Middle, Carroll County, third.The ninth- through 12th-grade winners are Kimberly Warren, Mt. Zion High, Carroll County, first; Shaffer Hardrick, Dooly County High, second; and Sheena Milian, Butler High, Richmond County, third.PSA, Essay WinnersThe PSA winners in kindergarten through sixth grade are Terry Johnson, Jackson Heights Elementary, Dougherty County, first; Justin Miller, Auburn Elementary, Barrow County, second; and Paul James, Jolly Elementary, DeKalb County, third.In the seventh through 12th grades, the PSA winners are Carletta Gittens, Chamblee Charter High, DeKalb County, first; Chris Fuller, Chamblee Charter High, DeKalb County, second; and Brittany Burns, West Chatham Middle, Chatham County, third.Essay contest winners are Melissa Waltsman, Lakeside High, first; Tracy Kay Ammons, Mt. Zion High, Carroll County, second; and Natalie Hilliard, Lakeside High, DeKalb County, third.The UGA Extension Service Occupant Safety Education Program is a grant-funded program dedicated to increasing public awareness about the use of seat belts and child safety seats. The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety is a full partner in this program.last_img read more

first_imgAs new and innovative technology continues to disrupt long standing businesses functions, banking is proving to be no exception.  The days of simply opening up a branch and expecting new commercial prospects to flood your location are becoming a thing of the past.  Online lenders, crowdfunding sites, private lender investment funds and non-bank financial centers, among others, continue to chip away at the traditional commercial banking model.  While technology is impacting every facet of commercial banking, I want to focus on one area: compliance. Then discuss how technology can transform the role of compliance in your financial institution. The compliance stigma Traditional complaints about the role of banking compliance are well known: “Compliance is a layered expense.” “Compliance costs are a financial drain.” “Compliance is an obstacle to business expansion and risk taking.”  These negative perceptions about compliance have hardened into conventional norms that credit unions seem resigned to accept and rarely question.      Consistent and effective compliance is essential to the safety and soundness of every institution. It keeps institutions accountable and protects the assets of stockholders, managers and members.  But effective compliance comes at a price.  With a seemingly ever-demanding regulatory climate, the cost of compliance has increased dramatically in recent years.  At the same time, the penalty for compliance breakdowns has never been higher, with significant fines and other penalties on the rise.  This dynamic creates a dilemma for financial institutions: continue to devote more resources towards compliance, or withdraw from markets and members deemed high risk.  Either way, the result for financial institutions is inevitably less revenue, at a time when the need for non-interest revenue has never been higher.  Is it any wonder why compliance has become stigmatized as an anchor on the bottom line?   I speak here from firsthand experience, as that was my view of compliance when I worked at financial institutions in various leadership positions.   But as the role of compliance has begun to change, so too have my views— specifically about how banks can turn compliance to their advantage.  Changing perceptions of compliance Two years ago, I joined a young Fintech/Regtech company called Hypur, which is dedicated to assisting credit unions service cash-intensive businesses—precisely the type of “high risk” members so many credit unions have been avoiding because of perceived compliances challenges and costs. Now, I regularly travel across the country to meet with credit unions about how to conduct compliance more effectively and efficiently with the Hypur technology. And while negative perceptions of compliance remain widely held, we are slowly starting to see a change in that perception as credit unions recognize how the right technology can transform the compliance landscape.   To give just one example, I recently met with the senior leadership of a credit union— CEO, COO, and Chief Compliance Officer (CCO)— to discuss how to improve their institution’s compliance capabilities. Like so many other institutions, they had refrained from banking certain verticals, despite the revenue potential, because of perceived compliance costs and challenges.  But after I walked through the compliance technology Hypur provides, the CCO immediately recognized the potential and spent half an hour explaining to her CEO and COO how it would enable their credit union to enter several new and lucrative verticals.The CEO sat back in his chair with a grin on his face and said, “So it sounds to me like our compliance team just went from being a layered expense to a new revenue department for our institution.”  Everyone in the room immediately grasped the significance of that statement.    Stay tuned for the second part of this article in the next issue where I share the trend of compliance barriers slowly but surely coming down along with my seven-step challenge that every financial institution should consider. This article was authored by Hypur’s Executive Vice President of Sales Todd Fuller in collaboration with Hypur’s Executive Vice President & General Counsel John W. Vardman and Executive Vice President of Banking & Compliance Andre G. Herrera. For more information about compliance or Hypur, please email [email protected] 105SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Todd Fuller With 25 years of experience in consumer and commercial banking, merchant processing, and financial institution and municipality sales, Todd is ideally suited to lead Hypur’s growing national sales team. … Web: Detailslast_img read more

first_img Loading… UEFA want to use the Super Cup in Budapest next month “as a pilot match for which a reduced number of spectators could be allowed in”.The return of fans to matches amid the coronavirus pandemic was discussed by all 55 UEFA member countries at a video conference, according to the European football governing body.However, UEFA said “it would be too early” to allow fans into the upcoming Nations League matches in September and “that test match(es) should take place to study precisely the impact of spectators on current medical protocols”. UEFA said participants in the video call “underlined the need for strict hygiene and sanitary measures to be in place” to allow fans to return.Some countries have already started to let supporters back to games but UEFA club competitions – both those concluding the 2019-20 and qualifiers for 2020-21 – are currently being played behind closed doors.The issue of quarantines in certain countries was also discussed with UEFA saying associations “were encouraged to approach their governments to seek exemptions”.Read Also: UCL: Bayern must tighten defence against PSG in final, warns Flick“The fact that players will anyway be regularly tested as part of the comprehensive UEFA Return to Play Protocol should ensure that such exemptions do not represent any risk for society.”UEFA said the outcome of the discussions will be presented to their executive committee in the coming days for decisions to be taken. The September 25 Super Cup in the Hngarian capital will take place between the winner of Friday’s Europa League final and Sunday’s Champions League final. Advertisement FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread Art5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?The Adorable Model For Simba In The Lion King RemakeWhy Go Veg? 7 Reasons To Do This7 Theories About The Death Of Our Universe6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?last_img read more