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!


for the
Thursday, May 18, 2017
at the Seasons, main building,
6:00 Social, 6:30 Dinner 
Speaker TBD & Business Meeting 
Watch for Details 

Watershed Position

Natural Resource:
Updated Watershed Position 
for Brown County

5K or 10K Walk in Nashville

Join us in a 5K or 10K Walk around Nashville!

League of Women Voters of Brown County is planning 5K and 10K walks, sponsored by the Bloomington Flying Fish Volksmarch Club. It will be Sunday, April 23, rain or shine. A volksmarch is a non-competitive walk along a planned route and is designed to encourage physical fitness, promote camaraderie, and to enjoy nature. Both the 5K and 10K will start and finish at the Brown County YMCA, follow the Salt Creek Trail and will wind through Nashville. Participants can register the day of the event at the YMCA between 10 am and 1 pm and must finish by 4 pm. Participation is free, but awards are available for a small fee. For more information, contact Carol Parkinson at  Maps of the route are given at registration.

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

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