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Tuesday night the Northeast Dubois school board observed a a lego-robot demonstration by 7 year old William Klawitter.

2nd grade teacher Maureen Luebbehusen told the board she had applied for a grant from Dubois Rual Electric Cooperative of just over $1,400 to buy educational legos for her class that encourages hands-on work but also highlights science.

She spoke of a program called We Do Too that uses legos with an educational curriculum.10-19-16-ne-dubois-2

Luebbehusen told the board that using legos V2 allows students to work together as a team and follow instructions. She also says students get to build legos attaching a receiver that allows the ability of movement which can be maneuvered through a program with a lap top computer.

The board applauded Klawitter for his demonstration.


Also discussed were updates of the upcoming Northeast Dubois School Corporation property tax referendum. The referendum, if passed, would increase property tax values by 18 cents per $100 of assessed value to support the corporation’s general fund.

Superintendent Bill Hochgesang elaborated on his final thoughts before the referendum vote….

Hochgesang also added that Northeast Dubois will continue to make necessary savings continues by noting his thoughts in regards to the public education testing system…


Hochgesang’s says he hopes for positive results from the referendum and encourages everyone to do their civic duty and vote.

A referendum public question and answer session will be held October 24th at 7pm in the Dubois Middle School Multi-purpose room.

The board reminded the public of the early voting opportunities:

October 29th at the Dubois Library from 8am-12pm

November 3rd at the Haysville Fire Station from 10am-6pm

November 4th at the Dubois Library from 10am-6pm

And…November 5th at the Dubois Libray from 8am-12pm

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