There will be a Blood Drive December 6, 2023 from 8:00 to 1:00 in the Middle School Gym.
Please contact Carolyn Davis to donate.
NOTICE OF INTENT TO SELL BONDS – GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS OF 2023
NOTICE OF INTENT TO SELL BONDS
$940,000* GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS OF 2023 COVINGTON COMMUNITY SCHOOL CORPORATION
Upon not less than twenty‑four (24) hours’ notice given by the undersigned Secretary prior to the ninetieth day after this notice is first published, Covington Community School Corporation (the “School Corporation”) will receive and consider offers for the purchase of the following described Bonds. Any person interested in submitting an offer for the Bonds may furnish in writing to the School Corporation c/o Baker Tilly Municipal Advisors, LLC, (“Baker Tilly”), 8365 Keystone Crossing, Suite 300, Indianapolis, Indiana 46240‑2687; (317) 465‑1500 or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, on or before 11:00 a.m. (Indianapolis Time) October 23, 2023, the person’s name, address, and telephone number. Interested persons may also furnish an e‑mail address. The undersigned Secretary will notify (or cause to be notified) each person so registered of the date and time offers will be received not less than twenty‑four (24) hours before the date and time of sale. The notification shall be made by telephone at the number furnished by such person and also by e‑mail, if an e‑mail address has been received.
Notice is hereby given that electronic proposals will be received via PARITY®, in the manner described below, until the time and date specified in the Notice provided at least 24 hours prior to the sale, which is expected to be 11:00 a.m. (Indianapolis Time), on October 25, 2023. Offers may be submitted electronically via PARITY® pursuant to this Notice until the time specified in this Notice, but no offer will be received after the time for receiving offers specified above. To the extent any instructions or directions set forth in PARITY® conflict with this Notice, the terms of this Notice shall control. For further information about PARITY®, potential offerors may contact the School Corporation’s municipal advisor, Baker Tilly at (317) 465‑1500 or PARITY® at (212) 849‑5021.
At the time designated for the sale, the School Corporation will receive at the offices of Baker Tilly, 8365 Keystone Crossing, Suite 300, Indianapolis, Indiana 46240‑2687, and consider offers for the purchase of the following described Bonds:
Covington Community School Corporation General Obligation Bonds of 2023 (the “Bonds”), an Indiana political subdivision, in the principal amount of $940,000[†]; Fully registered form; Denomination $5,000 and integral multiples thereof (or in such other denomination as requested by the winning offeror); Originally dated the date of delivery of the Bonds; Bearing interest at a rate or rates to be determined by the submission of offers, payable on July 15, 2024, and semiannually thereafter; These Bonds will be initially issued in a Book Entry System (as defined in the Bond Resolution (as hereinafter defined)) unless otherwise requested by the winning offeror. Interest payable by check mailed one business day prior to the interest payment date or by wire transfer to depositories on the interest payment date to the person or depository in whose name each Bond is registered with Old National Wealth Management (the “Registrar”) on the fifteenth day immediately preceding such interest payment date; Maturing or subject to mandatory redemption on January 15 and July 15 beginning no earlier than July 15, 2024 through no later than January 15, 2032 on the dates and amounts as provided by the School Corporation prior to the sale.
As an alternative to PARITY®, offerors may submit a sealed offer or e-mail the offer electronically to the School Corporation’s municipal advisor at the address described above until the time and on the date identified in the notice given by, or on behalf of the School Corporation, twenty‑four hours prior to the sale of the Bonds. Upon completion of the offering procedures described herein, the results of the sealed, non‑electronic offers received shall be compared to the electronic offers received by the School Corporation.
If a potential offeror has questions related to the School Corporation, the financing or submission of offers, questions should be submitted by email to the addresses above no later than 11:00 a.m. (Indianapolis Time) on October 23, 2023. To the best of the School Corporation’s ability, all questions will be addressed by or on behalf of the School Corporation and sent to potential offerors, including any offerors requesting 24 hours’ notice of sale, no later than 5:00 p.m. (Indianapolis Time) on October 23, 2023. Additionally, upon request, the written responses will be emailed to any other interested offeror. Offerors should review this notice as well as the Offering Circular and submit any questions in advance of this deadline to submit questions.
The School Corporation reserves the right to adjust the maturity schedule following the sale in order to accomplish the School Corporation’s financial objectives by reallocating debt service based upon the rates offered by the successful offeror (the “Purchaser”).
The Bonds are not subject to optional redemption prior to maturity.
An offer may designate that a given maturity or maturities shall constitute a term bond, and the semi‑annual amounts set forth in the schedule provided prior to the sale shall constitute the mandatory sinking fund redemption requirements for such term bond or bonds. For purposes of computing net interest cost, the mandatory redemption amounts shall be treated as maturing on the dates set forth in the schedule provided prior to the sale.
The Bonds have been designated as qualified tax‑exempt obligations for purposes of Section 265(b)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the “Code”).
Each offer must be for all of the Bonds and must state the rate of interest which each maturity of the Bonds is to bear, stated in multiples of 1/8th or 1/100th of 1%. The maximum interest rate of the Bonds shall not exceed 6.00% per annum. All Bonds maturing on the same date shall bear the same rate. No offer for less than 98.00% of the face value of the Bonds will be considered. The Bonds will be awarded to the lowest responsible and responsive offeror who has submitted an offer in accordance herewith. The Purchaser will be the one who offers the lowest net interest cost to the School Corporation, to be determined by computing the total interest on all of the Bonds to their maturities based upon the schedule provided by the School Corporation prior to the sale and deducting therefrom the premium offer, if any, and adding thereto the discount offer, if any. No conditional offers will be considered. The right is reserved to reject any and all offers. If an acceptable offer is not received for the Bonds on the date of sale hereinbefore fixed, the sale may be continued from day to day thereafter without further advertisement, during which time no offer which provides a higher net interest cost to the School Corporation than the best offer received at the time of the advertised sale will be considered.
A good faith deposit (“Deposit”) in the form of cash, wire transfer or certified or cashier’s check in the amount of 1% of the par amount of the Bonds, payable to the order of the School Corporation, is required to be submitted by the Purchaser not later than 3:30 p.m. (Indianapolis Time) on the next business day following the award. If such Deposit is not received by that time, the School Corporation may reject the offer. No interest on the Deposit will accrue to the Purchaser. The Deposit will be applied to the purchase price of the Bonds. In the event the Purchaser fails to honor its accepted offer, the Deposit will be retained by the School Corporation as liquidated damages.
The Purchaser shall make payment for such Bonds and accept delivery thereof within five days after being notified that the Bonds are ready for delivery, at such place in the City of Indianapolis, Indiana, as the Purchaser may designate, or at such other location mutually agreed to by the School Corporation and the Purchaser. The Bonds will be ready for delivery within 45 days after the date of sale. If the School Corporation fails to have the Bonds ready for delivery prior to the close of banking hours on the forty‑fifth day after the date of sale, the Purchaser may secure the release of the offer upon request in writing, filed with the School Corporation. Unless otherwise requested by the winning offeror, the Purchaser is expected to apply to a securities depository registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) to make such Bonds depository‑eligible. If the Bonds are reoffered, at the time of delivery of the Bonds to the Purchaser, the Purchaser will be required to certify to the School Corporation the initial reoffering price to the public of a substantial amount of each maturity of the Bonds.
All provisions of the offer form and Offering Circular (as hereinafter defined) are incorporated herein. As set forth in the Offering Circular, the Purchaser agrees by submission of their offer to assist the School Corporation in establishing the issue price of the Bonds under the terms outlined therein and shall execute and deliver to the School Corporation at closing an “issue price” certificate, together with the supporting pricing wires or equivalent communications, with such modifications as may be appropriate or necessary, in the reasonable judgment of the Purchaser, the School Corporation and Ice Miller LLP (“Bond Counsel”).
Offerors must comply with the rules of PARITY® (the “Rules”) in addition to requirements of this Notice. To the extent there is a conflict between the Rules and this Notice, this Notice shall control. Offerors may change and submit offers as many times as they wish during the sale, but they may not withdraw a submitted offer. The last offer submitted by an offeror prior to the deadline for the receipt of offers will be compared to all other final offers to determine the winning offer. During the sale, no offeror will see any other offeror’s offer, nor will they see the status of their offer relative to other offers (e.g., whether their offer is a leading offer).
It is anticipated that CUSIP identification numbers will be printed on the Bonds, but neither the failure to print such numbers on any Bond nor any error with respect thereto shall constitute cause for failure or refusal by the successful offeror therefor to accept delivery of and pay for the Bonds in accordance with the terms of its proposal. No CUSIP identification number shall be deemed to be a part of any Bond or a part of the contract evidenced thereby and no liability shall hereafter attach to the School Corporation or any of its officers or agents because of or on account of such numbers. All expenses in relation to the printing of CUSIP identification numbers on the Bonds shall be paid for by the School Corporation; provided, however, that the CUSIP Service Bureau charge for the assignment of said numbers shall be the responsibility of and shall be paid for by the Purchaser. The Purchaser will also be responsible for any other fees or expenses it incurs in connection with the resale of the Bonds.
The approving opinion of Bond Counsel, together with a transcript of the proceedings relating to the issuance of the Bonds and closing papers in the usual form showing no litigation questioning the validity of the Bonds, will be furnished to the successful offeror at the expense of the School Corporation.
The Bonds are being issued for the purpose of the renovation of and improvements to school facilities, including HVAC and site improvements, and the purchase of equipment and technology, and will be direct obligations of the School Corporation payable out of ad valorem taxes to be collected on the taxable property within the School Corporation; however, the School Corporation’s collection of the levy may be limited by operation of I.C. 6‑1.1‑20.6, which provides taxpayers with tax credits for property taxes attributable to different classes of property in an amount that exceeds certain percentages of the gross assessed value of that property. The School Corporation is required by law to fully fund the payment of debt service on the Bonds in an amount sufficient to pay the debt service, regardless of any reduction in property tax collections due to the application of such tax credits. The School Corporation may not be able to levy or collect additional property taxes to make up this shortfall. The School Corporation is a school corporation organized pursuant to the provisions of I.C. 20‑23; the Bonds will not be “private activity bonds” as defined in Section 141 of the Code.
The School Corporation is conducting this sale pursuant to Indiana Code § 5-1-11-1(2) and is using an offer process outlined in this notice for the purpose of selecting the Purchaser to whom it will sell its Bonds pursuant to the terms in this notice.
The Bonds constitute an indebtedness only of the School Corporation. In the opinion of Bond Counsel, under the existing federal statutes, decisions, regulations and rulings, the interest on the Bonds is exempt from all income taxation in Indiana. In the opinion of Bond Counsel, under the existing federal statutes, decisions, regulations and rulings, the interest on the Bonds is excludable from gross income for purposes of federal income taxation.
The School Corporation has prepared an Offering Circular (the “Offering Circular”) relating to the Bonds. A copy of the Offering Circular may be obtained from the School Corporation’s municipal advisor, Baker Tilly, 8365 Keystone Crossing, Suite 300, Indianapolis, Indiana 46240‑2687.
Further information relative to said issue and a copy of the Offering Circular may be obtained upon application to Baker Tilly, 8365 Keystone Crossing, Suite 300, Indianapolis, Indiana 46240‑2687, municipal advisor to the School Corporation; or Dr. Nicole Allee, Superintendent of the School Corporation, 601 Market Street, Covington, Indiana 47932. If offers are submitted by mail, they should be addressed to the School Corporation, attention of the Superintendent of the School Corporation, c/o Baker Tilly, 8365 Keystone Crossing, Suite 300, Indianapolis, Indiana 46240‑2687.
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(Deadline to order is October 18, 2023)
Virtual Learning Day – Oct. 18th, 2023 – (Information)
September 15, 2023
Dear Covington Families:
The school corporation calendar has a Virtual Learning Day scheduled on Wednesday, October 18. In order for this day to count toward the mandatory 180 day requirement real-time instruction delivered by the teachers is required. We would like to take this opportunity to share some basic information to help answer your potential questions so that you can be prepared for this day. This is also a good time to think about arrangements for school closings or delays due to inclement weather.
*Students will work independently while teachers meet in small groups with students.
-Teachers will set up Google Meets to share with students. They will share expectations & requirements with students for this day. Assignments and required links will be posted in Canvas/Google Classroom.
-Students are expected to log on with their teachers during the required time. Attendance will be taken.
-Teachers will be available, via email, for student assistance from 12:00-3:00.
-All work is due no later than Monday, October 23 by 8:00 a.m.
-Students not completing an assignment by October 23 will receive a 0 on the assignment.
-Technology assistance will be provided from 8:00-3:00. Please email John Karrfalt at email@example.com or Payton Fletcher at firstname.lastname@example.org with any technology needs or concerns
-The Middle School library will be open from 8-11:00 if a student needs a location to complete school work. No transportation will be provided and students will need headphones.
-Breakfast (7:50 – 8:10) and/or lunch (11:00 – 11:30) will be served for students working in the Middle School library. Students must leave right after lunch.
Should you have other questions, please check the e-learning page on our school website at www.covington.k12.in.us. If your questions are not answered, please contact your school office.
Nicole L. Allee, Ph.D. Superintendent
Covington Gold Rush Football Shirts
Covington Gold Rush Football Shirts
$11.00 / EACH
** All money and forms must be turned in by MONDAY, AUGUST 14 to the school office.
We are placing ONE order, so don’t miss out!!
** Please make checks payable to Covington Gold Rush**
Special Session Board Meeting Agenda – Wednesday, Aug 2, 2023
Special Session Board Meeting Agenda Wednesday, August 2, 2023 5:45 pm – 6:15 pm EDT Covington High School Library 1017 6th Street, Covington Indiana 47932 Special Session Board Meeting
Call Meeting to Order
Pledge of Allegiance
Approval of Personnel
Dates – of – Interest a. August Board Meeting August 14, 2023
Message from Superintendent Dr. Allee
July 21, 2023
Dear Parents & Guardians,
I am so excited to join you as we begin another school year! I hope each of you are finding time to relax and enjoy some family time. I anticipate the start of school just as much as the next person. This is the time of year where I walk up and down the school supply aisle trying to decide if I need a new ink pen or mechanical pencil. And the student in me loves to smell Crayola crayons; something about that smell takes me back to my elementary years.
My husband Jason and I live in rural Parke County with my mother in law and our menagerie of animals on our 212 acre farm. We have an assortment of chickens, pigs, donkeys, cats, and dogs. We also have two children and three grandchildren. This year marks my 26th year in education and my 8th year as a superintendent. I have served as a teacher of grades 4, 6-8, and high school English, science, and math while I was a teacher of English language. I have also been an administrator at the elementary, middle, and high school levels in rural, suburban, and small town schools. I love runny noses and sticky high-fives as much as the teenage crazy of middle school and the deep conversations you can have with high school students.
I want to thank you in advance for entrusting our teachers and support with your precious gift, your child, each and every day of their school career. As educators, we take our job very seriously to ensure that your child receives an education to prepare them for the world of work in an environment that is safe and nurturing while providing the appropriate measure of fun and enthusiasm to generate excitement for education.
We are here to serve you and our community. Please let us know if you see an area of need, either personally or within our school and neighborhoods. I know that our district reaches far and wide and that we provide education for a vast majority of Fountain County. It is our goal to be the BEST provider of education, so please let us know how we can make the educational experience better.
Jason and I look forward to meeting you at school and community events. Please feel free to stop and introduce yourself; I will be the new face wearing black and gold or ISU Blue (#gotrees)! I plan to attend back to school events and will see you soon.
Nicole L. Allee, Ph.D.
Covington Community School Corporation is aware of the requirement to post the curriculum taught in each building by July 15. Due to the timing of the legislation, close of school, and summer breaks, the information will be posted as soon as possible. Until then, please contact your school office or Central Office with questions.
CCSC Wellness Policy Review – May 5th, 12pm
USDA Meals for Kids Site Finder (Summer Site Finder)
USDA Meals for Kids Site Finder (Summer Site Finder) https://www.fns.usda.gov/meals4kids
USDA works closely with states to ensure that children who receive on free or reduced-price school meals can get the nutrition they need when schools are closed – whether during summer break or unexpected closures during the school year. Through USDA’s summer meal programs, approved sites in communities across the country can serve meals to kids up to age 18 at no cost. Families can use this tool to find directions to nearby meal sites, as well as their hours of operation and contact information.
The Summer Meals Site Finder has officially closed for the season now that schools are back in session. Check back in early May 2023 when the Site Finder will go live again for the 2023 summer period.
Families seeking food assistance for their children can also contact The USDA National Hunger Hotline, operated by Hunger Free America. The hotline can be reached Monday through Friday between 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. ET. at 1-866-3-HUNGRY (1-866-348-6479) (for English) or 1-877-8-HAMBRE (1-877-842-6273) (for Spanish).