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Message from the Superintendent:

Middlebury Community Schools offers all of our students a wonderful educational experience delivered by the efforts of excellent staff in an exciting and vibrant learning atmosphere.  We are a strong and supportive learning community driven by the desire to provide our children with the best possible education.

Please let us hear from you!   Feel free to e-mail me your comments, commendations, and concerns:

Mrs. Jane Allen, Superintendent


Notice of Intent to Sell Bonds



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, Middlebury Community Schools (the "School Corporation") will receive and consider bids for the purchase of the following described Bonds.  Any person interested in submitting a bid for the Bonds may furnish in writing to the School Corporation c/o Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated, ("Stifel"), 7030 Pointe Inverness Way, Suite 310, Fort Wayne, Indiana 46804; (260) 424-3820, (260) 422-9359 (facsimile) or by email to, on or before 11:00 a.m. (Indianapolis Time) April 14, 2020, 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 bids 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.  It is anticipated that the sale will occur at 11:00 a.m. (Indianapolis time) on April 16, 2020.

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 April 16, 2020.  Bids may be submitted electronically via PARITY® pursuant to this Notice until the time specified in this Notice, but no bid will be received after the time for receiving bids 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 bidders may contact the School Corporation's advisor, Stifel at (260) 424-3820 or PARITY® at (212) 849‑5021.

At the time designated for the sale, the School Corporation will receive at the offices of Stifel, 7030 Pointe Inverness Way, Suite 310, Fort Wayne, Indiana, and consider bids for the purchase of the following described Bonds:

Middlebury Community Schools General Obligation Bonds of 2020 (the "Bonds"), an Indiana political subdivision, in the principal amount of $5,350,000; Fully registered form; Denomination $5,000 and integral multiples thereof (or in such other denomination as requested by the winning bidder); Originally dated the date of delivery of the Bonds; Bearing interest at a rate or rates to be determined by bidding, payable on July 15, 2021, 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 bidder.  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 Regions Bank (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 on July 15, 2021 through no later than July 15, 2022 on the dates and amounts as provided by the School Corporation prior to the sale.

As an alternative to PARITY®, bidders may submit a sealed bid or e-mail the bid electronically to the School Corporation's 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 bidding procedures described herein, the results of the sealed, non‑electronic bids received shall be compared to the electronic bids received by the School Corporation.

The Bonds are not subject to optional redemption prior to maturity.

A bid 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 bid 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, 1/20th 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.  Bids shall set out the total amount of interest payable over the term of the Bonds and the net interest cost on the Bonds covered by the bid.  No bid for less than 99.00% of the face value of the Bonds will be considered.  The Bonds will be awarded to the lowest responsible and responsive bidder who has submitted a bid in accordance herewith (the "Purchaser").  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 bid, if any, and adding thereto the discount bid, if any.  No conditional bids will be considered.  The right is reserved to reject any and all bids.  If an acceptable bid 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 bid which provides a higher net interest cost to the Corporation than the best bid received at the time of the advertised sale will be considered.

Each bid not submitted via PARITY® must be enclosed in a sealed envelope addressed to the School Corporation and marked on the outside "Middlebury Community Schools Bid for General Obligation Bonds of 2020.  A good faith deposit ("Deposit") in the form of cash, wire transfer, or certified or cashier's check in the amount of $53,500 payable to the order of the School Corporation is required to be submitted by the Purchaser not later than 3:30 p.m. (EST) on the next business day following the award.  If such Deposit is not received by that time, the School Corporation may reject the bid.  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 bid, 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 bid upon request in writing, filed with the School Corporation.  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 bid form and Preliminary Official Statement (as hereinafter defined) are incorporated herein.  As set forth in the Preliminary Official Statement, the Purchaser agrees by submission of their bid 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").

Bidders 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.  Bidders may change and submit bids as many times as they wish during the sale, but they may not withdraw a submitted bid.  The last bid submitted by a bidder prior to the deadline for the receipt of bids will be compared to all other final bids to determine the winning bid.  During the sale, no bidder will see any other bidder's bid, nor will they see the status of their bid relative to other bids (e.g., whether their bid is a leading bid).

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 bidder 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 bidder at the expense of the School Corporation.

The Bonds are being issued for the purpose of renovation of and improvements to school facilities including 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 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 a Preliminary Official Statement (the "Preliminary Official Statement") relating to the Bonds which it has deemed nearly final.  A copy of the Preliminary Official Statement may be obtained from the School Corporation's advisor, Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated, 7030 Pointe Inverness Way, Suite 310, Fort Wayne, Indiana 46804.  Within seven (7) business days of the sale, the School Corporation will provide the successful bidder with sufficient copies of the Final Official Statement (the "Final Official Statement") at the School Corporation's expense in order for such bidder to comply with Section (b)(4) of the SEC Rule 15c2-12 and the rules of the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board.  Additional copies, at the Purchaser's expense, must be requested within five (5) business days of the sale.  Inquiries concerning matters contained in the Preliminary Official Statement must be made and pricing and other information necessary to complete the Final Official Statement must be submitted by the Purchaser within two (2) business days following the sale to be included in the Final Official Statement.

If the Bonds are reoffered by an underwriter, the School Corporation agrees to supplement its continuing disclosure undertaking agreement (the "Master Agreement") in order to permit the Purchaser to comply with the SEC Rule 15c2‑12, as amended to the date hereof (the "SEC Rule").  A copy of the Master Agreement is available from the School Corporation or advisor at the addresses below.

The School Corporation has further agreed to comply with the Purchaser's reasonable requests to provide or disclose information and make appropriate filings which may be required in order for such purchaser to comply with the SEC Rule.

Further information relative to said issue and a copy of the Preliminary Official Statement may be obtained upon application to Stifel, 7030 Pointe Inverness Way, Suite 310, Fort Wayne, Indiana 46804; advisor to the School Corporation; or Jane Allen, Superintendent of the School Corporation, 56853 Northridge Drive, Middlebury, Indiana  46540.  If bids are submitted by mail, they should be addressed to the School Corporation, attention of Stifel, 7030 Pointe Inverness Way, Suite 310, Fort Wayne, Indiana 46804.

Dated this 1st day of April, 2020.

/s/ Robert Souder      

Secretary, Board of School Trustees

Middlebury Community Schools

MAR 27
REVISED Food Service Breakfast/Lunch Pickup Schedule

Please see our revised food service schedule for breakfast and lunch pickups.

MAR 21
Revised E-Learning Calendar

Important E-Learning and Breakfast/Lunch Message

Good Evening Middlebury Families,  

Middlebury Community Schoolswill return to e-learning on April 13, the Monday after Spring Break.  E-Learning will take place each week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday until the last week of May.  In the last week of May, e-learning will be on Tuesday and Thursday.  We will continue to offer paper copies of lessons for the students who need them.  We plan to distribute our Grab and Go Mealson this coming Monday for all 5 days of Spring Break and will also offer meals after break.  We have posted the new e-learning on our website at and our Middlebury Community Schools Facebook page.  Thank you for helping us provide your child with learning opportunities.    

MAR 23
School Board Meeting Minutes - 03/17/2020

Proposed MCS School Board meeting minutes for March 17, 2020.

MAR 14
School Closing

For the safety of our students and staff, Middlebury Community Schools had determined to close all schools on Tuesday, March 17, through the period of spring break. Schools would resume tentatively on Monday, April 13.  We will send home information on Monday for all students concerning the educational plan for E-Learning moving forward.  All of the information  will also be posted on our website and social media sites.

New Stable Grounds Logo

Press Release:                    

Middlebury Community Schools Board of Trustees Meeting 3/3/2020

At the Middlebury Community Schools Board of Trustees Meeting on 3/3/2020, Sidnee Barbaro, a Northridge High School sophomore was honored for creating the new Stable Grounds logo.  Stable Grounds is the organization partnering with the Middlebury Community Schools to offer K-12 social emotional counseling using equine therapy with miniature horses and donkeys.  Sidnee received a $100 gift card with a thank you from the Stable Grounds Board and the Middlebury Community Schools Board. 

Sidnee Barbaro, a Northridge High School sophomore was honored for creating the new Stable Grounds logo.

Important Message for MCS Families Regarding COVID-19

Dear Middlebury Community Schools Families,

The health, safety and well-being of Middlebury Community Schools students and staff are our top priorities. With the ongoing elevated discussion regarding the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the world news, we are reaching out to remind everyone in the MCS family about the preventive safety measures we can all take, as well as to inform you what we at MCS are doing.

As a school district, we are closely monitoring the situation via the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website. The CDC is providing local expert and community guidance through the Elkhart County Health Department and the Indiana Department of Health. We are also receiving information from the U.S. Department of Education and the Indiana Department of Education, as well as a host of other state and national professional organizations. The one good thing about this situation is that there is an abundance of expert guidance. We are following the advice and direction of the governmental entities in charge. As a district, we are focusing on the things within our control.

All of the health officials are uniformly reiterating that the best preventive measure that each and every one of us can do is practice good hand hygiene. The same precautions that we annually remind our students, at all grade levels, during the cold and flu season are the exact same practices that the CDC is recommending to help prevent the spread of COVID-19:

  1. Clean hands. Washing your hands often will help protect you from germs. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  2. Cover your mouth and nose. Remind your students to cover their mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing. The best thing to do is to cough/sneeze into your elbow. Second best is to cover the mouth and nose area with a tissue and then throw the tissue away.
  3. Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs are often spread when a person touches something that is contaminated with germs and then touches his or her eyes, nose, or mouth.
  4. Avoid close contact with people who are sick. When you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick too.

MCS’s janitorial staff already cleans common areas and disinfects common touch surfaces regularly. We ramp up these efforts during the cold and flu season. Under the current circumstances and in an abundance of precaution, MCS is taking extra steps to increase our normal diligent disinfectant measures.

As stated in all MCS Student Handbooks if students are sick please keep them home. Students should not return to school until they are fever and symptom free for 24 hours. We are constantly reminding families to practice this ongoing safety practice year round.

As it pertains to concerns over COVID-19 symptoms, the CDC has very specific recommendations if the symptoms coincide with recent travel to specific countries on their watch lists.

This situation continues to evolve. MCS Administrators are staying abreast of the information, as we have since the beginning. If the need should arise to change or defer from our normal operations, rest assured we will communicate with our families and staff immediately.

Thank you for your ongoing support of our schools, 

Mrs. Jane Allen

Notice of Additional Appropriations Hearing


Notice is hereby given to the taxpayers of the school corporation known as Middlebury Community Schools (the "School Corporation") that the Board of School Trustees (the "Board") of the School Corporation will meet at the School Corporation's Administration Center, 56853 Northridge Drive, Middlebury, Indiana, at the hour of 4:00 p.m. (Local Time) on March 17, 2020, to consider the following additional appropriation of the bonds (the "Bonds") which the Board has determined to issue. The Board considers such additional appropriation necessary to meet the need existing at this time:

An appropriation in the amount of $5,350,000 from the proceeds of the Bonds, and all investment earnings thereon, on account of the renovation of and improvements to school facilities, including the purchase of equipment and technology (the "Project") in the School Corporation, including the incidental expenses necessary to be incurred in connection with the Project and the issuance of Bonds on account thereof. The funds to meet such additional appropriation are to be provided by the issuance and sale of Bonds by the School Corporation.

The foregoing appropriation is in addition to all appropriations provided for in the existing budget and tax levy, and a need for such appropriation exists by reason of the inadequacy of the present buildings to provide necessary school facilities in the School Corporation.

Taxpayers of the School Corporation appearing at said meeting shall have the right to be heard in respect to the additional appropriation.

Dated this 4th day of March, 2020.

Robert Souder
Secretary, Board of School Trustees
Middlebury Community Schools

FEB 20
Student Transfer Information - 2020-2021

The Middlebury Community School District is offering tuition-free enrollment in Middlebury Community Schools for the 2020-2021 school year.

Student Transfer Application

FEB 20

Pursuant to Indiana Code 6-1.1-20-5, notice is hereby given that the Board of School Trustees of the Middlebury Community Schools has preliminarily determined to issue bonds in the aggregate amount not to exceed $5,350,000 to fund the proposed renovation of and improvements to school facilities, including the purchase of equipment and technology (the "Project").

Dated: February 26, 2020

/s/ Robert Souder
Secretary, Board of School Trustees
Middlebury Community Schools

JAN 30

Pursuant to Indiana Code 20-26-7-37, the Board of School Trustees of Middlebury Community Schools gives notice that on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, at 4:00 p.m., they will meet in public session at the Administration Center, 56853 Northridge Drive, Middlebury, Indiana, to discuss and hear objections and support regarding the proposed renovation of and improvements to school facilities including the purchase of equipment and technology.  You are invited to attend and participate in the public hearing.

Dated:  February 5, 2020

/s/ Robert Souder
Secretary, Board of School Trustees
Middlebury Community Schools

DEC 30
Network Issues

MCS Community,
At the beginning of Christmas break, the computer network for Middlebury Community Schools experienced a virus outbreak.  In response to this, the technology department took the network down as quickly as it could in order to stop the spread of the virus.  MCS also contacted and began working with two different entities that specialize in situations such as this.  It was determined that our data was not compromised and is safe.  The school system has backups of data and the technology department has been working to bring systems back online in an orderly manner to ensure that the network is protected and safe.  In response to this, all students and staff will be asked to reset their login password upon returning to school.  All students with a school-issued Windows laptop will also need to turn it in so that the proper new protections can be put in place on each device.  Chromebooks and personal devices are not affected by this issue.  It will take some time for systems to return to normal.  We thank you for your understanding and apologize for inconveniences that this will cause.  Please rest assured that Middlebury Community Schools takes the safety of students and staff seriously and are working to continue to provide a quality and digitally-enhanced learning environment for all of our students.

DEC 13
Cross Cultural Opportunity: Host a Foreign Exchange Student!

We are looking for a loving family to host a girl from Vietnam who is very excited to attend Northridge High School starting in August 2020. We need to find a placement for her before her visa can be processed.

The host family receives a 500$ monthly stipend, and should provide three meals a day, a bedroom, and a place to study. The student will come with their own health insurance as well as spending money. 

It is a wonderful way to bring a great cultural exchange into your own family.  Please contact Sarah Lavy, the local coordinator, if you are interested. She can be reached at 574-822 5321 and by email at For more information, visit the website below:

Private & Public School F-1 Exchange (

Thanks so much for your interest in taking a student into your home and family!

NOV 12
New 2020-2021 Event Calendar

A new event calendar for the 2020-2021 school year was approved by the school board at the November 5, 2019 board meeting.

2020-2021 MCS Event Calendar (PDF)

SEP 27
Public Meeting Notice - TA Meeting

Middlebury Community Schools
SEA 390 Public Meeting

SEA 390 TA Meeting of the Middlebury Teachers Association and Middlebury Community Schools

October 2, 2019, 4:00 p.m.

Administration Center Board Room
56853 Northridge Drive
Middlebury, IN  46540

The School Board will meet pursuant to Indiana Code 20-29-6-19(a) to discuss the terms of the tentative agreement of the teacher collective bargaining agreement, which is posted at

SEP 25
MCS Budget Hearing Notices - 9/17/2019

Prescribed by the Department of Local Government Finance
Approved by the State Board of Accounts
Budget Form No.3 (Rev. 2019)


The Notice to Taxpayers is available online at or by calling (888) 739-9826.

Notice is hereby given to taxpayers of MIDDLEBURY COMMUNITY SCHOOL CORPORATION, Elkhart County, Indiana that the proper officers of Middlebury Community Schools will conduct a public hearing on the year 2020 budget. Following this meeting, any ten or more taxpayers may object to a budget, tax rate, or tax levy by filing an objection petition with the proper officers of Middlebury Community Schools not more than seven days after the hearing. The objection petition must identify the provisions of the budget, tax rate, or tax levy to which taxpayers object. If a petition is filed, Middlebury Community Schools shall adopt with the budget a finding concerning the objections in the petition and testimony presented. Following the aforementioned hearing, the proper officers of Middlebury Community Schools will meet to adopt the following budget:

Complete details of budget estimates by fund and/or department may be seen by visiting the office of this unit of govemment at 56853 Northridge Drive, Middlebury, IN 46540.

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SEP 19
From the Elkhart County Health Department

Memo from the Elkhart County Health Department

Middlebury Community Schools SEA 390 Public Hearing

Public Hearing Notice

SEA 390 Public Hearing of the Middlebury Teachers Association and Middlebury Community Schools

September 11, 2019, 4:00 p.m.

Administration Center Board Room
56853 Northridge Drive
Middlebury, IN 46540

Public testimony will be taken at this hearing pursuant to Indiana Code 20-29-6-1(a) regarding teacher compensation and collective bargaining.

JUL 29
2019-2020 Class Start and Dismissal Times

JUL 11
Student Accident Insurance 2019-2020

Markel  Student Accident Insurance 2019-2020

Enroll online at or call 877-444-5014 for enrollment by phone.  Payment must be made by credit or debit card.

Markel  Seguro Estudiantil de Accidente 2019-2020

Enlistar en La Red o llamar por teléfono 877-444-5014.  Pago se debe hacer con una tarjeta de credito ó debito.

APR 10
2019-2020 Transportation Requests

Transportation Request Form - 2019-2020 School Year

Jr./Sr. Transportation Request Form - 2019-2020 School Year

Due to the recent trend of most upperclassmen driving themselves, or riding with parents or friends, to the high school, all Juniors and Seniors for the 2019-2020 school year will be dropped from the bus transportation list. Bus transportation will still be available to every student but if your student is a junior or senior, and you wish to take advantage of this, you will need to fill out, date, sign and return this form as soon as possible. If your student will not require bus transportation, you need to do nothing.

(Archived News)