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Superintendent's Message

Brad Schneider
Superintendent's Message 2023-2024

Welcome to the South Spencer County School Corporation and our refreshed website. Please be patient as we develop a website that is more informative for our public and more efficient for parents and others to navigate. The faculty and staff of the South Spencer County School Corporation are excited to begin a new school year. We are dedicated to educating, motivating, challenging, and serving every student in their quest to learn, achieve, and be successful in every endeavor they pursue. The School Board, administrators, teachers, and staff work together to provide a wide range of programs, instructional practices, and activities that enhance each student’s opportunity to learn and succeed. The 2023-2024 school year provides a number of new opportunities for students and is highlighted by our Strategic Plan which was adopted last year. The South Spencer Strategic Plan is posted on our website and includes several new programs, courses, and opportunities for students this school year. The addition of the Science of Reading at Luce and Rockport is one example. Both schools were selected for membership into Indiana Literacy Cadre II by the Indiana Department of Education. Membership in the Cadre provides implementation of the Science of Reading at both schools this school year. This curriculum is research based and considered best practice for teaching students to read. We’re very excited to incorporate the Science of Reading into the curriculum for all elementary students beginning this fall.  High School students will enjoy a number of new Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses and pathways this fall. Medical Professions, Criminal Justice, Radio/TV Broadcasting, Hospitality and Culinary Arts, and Precision Agriculture are available to students this fall. We continue to offer Business, IT/Cyber Security, Agricultural Fabrication (Welding Emphasis), Fine Arts, Advanced Manufacturing (Robotics), Construction Trades, and Education Professions as we grow our CTE program. Lastly, parents will realize some real savings this year as legislation passed this spring will provide free textbooks to all students, and thanks to our Food and Nutrition department, South Spencer qualified for free breakfast and free lunch for every student during the 2023-2024 school year.

It is truly an honor and privilege to serve as your superintendent. I’ve been part of public education or over 30 years and it is my passion. I’m excited to be part of this team and look forward to working with all stakeholders to ensure the South Spencer County School Corporation is committed to continual improvement. By doing so we will add to the long history of successes our schools, students, and communities have enjoyed. Rebel pride is real, and we are dedicated to preserving and improving our schools, programs, instructional practices and opportunities for all current and future Rebels. The South Spencer County School Corporation is blessed to have parents and a community that fully supports our goals and efforts to put Kids First. This bond, and sense of family, is strong. By working together and creating a positive environment and community, our families and kids can grow and mature knowing they are important, supported, and loved. I hope you will join the South Spencer County School Corporation team whether you are a student, parent, grand parent, business leader, or a community member. By working together, I’m certain we can achieve great things. I wish everyone a productive, safe, and successful 2023-2024 school year. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at 812-649-2591.

Brad Schneider
Superintendent, South Spencer School Corporation