LWV of Brown County Concurrence Meeting and Potluck 
                                                             Wednesday December 6, 2017 at 6:00 PM at the Pine Tree Hills Clubhouse 
Directions: North on St Rd 135 to the edge of Town. Big sign on the right (east) "Pine Tree Hills". Turn right into subdivision and continue down the hill. Gravel parking lot on the left in front of the clubhouse (handicap accessible). If you go over the dam, you have gone too far. Turn around and join us.

The concurrence questions/statements, as well as the Fiscal Study, have been emailed to all members.  Whether you can come or not, please review ahead of time.  If you cannot come, please do take the time to fill out the concurrences and send them to Julie with any comments.

Courthouse photo by Anna Riback
                              Courthouse photo by Anna Riback

The League of Women Voters of Brown County is a nonpartisan cadre of local men and women committed to education and improvement of Brown County, State and National government.  Everyone is welcome to participate. 

Meetings are held at 10:00 am, the second Monday of every month, in the lower level of the Brown County Public Library.

Democracy is not 

a spectator sport!

Education Study

A number of LWVBC members met January 25, 2017 at the Library to discuss the State League's Study of High-stakes testing in Indiana schools.  There are several comments in this document referring to formative vs summative tests.  The definitions are:

Formative tests – The goal of formative assessment, including diagnostic testing, is to allow modification of teaching and learning activities to improve student achievement. This is the method often used by teachers throughout the school year, but can also be used in standardized tests.

Summative tests - The goal of summative assessment is to evaluate student learning at the end of an instructional unit by comparing it against some standard or benchmark.

 State Education Study Response Brown County 2017

Education Meeting Minutes January 2017

Take the Survey!

What do Brown Countians think about local issues and challenges?  

This year, the League of Women Votes of Brown County decided to use our table at the County Fair to engage passers-by with a new outreach initiative.  We asked folks to fill out a short anonymous survey about Brown County issues.  Not everyone was interested, but 161 kind residents agreed to give us their input -- and we did ask that only county residents participate.  While 161 is not a large enough sample for firm conclusions, the variety of people passing by our booth and filling out the survey was significant and we thought it was worth publishing some of the data, comments and concerns.   Several of the questions are open-ended, with no particular answers suggested.  Note that not everyone answered every question, and some respondents touched on more than one topic in their comments.

RESULTS from the 2017 4-H Fair

Watershed Position

Natural Resource:
Updated Watershed Position 
for Brown County

Brown County League of Women Voters,
Aug 17, 2014, 8:12 PM