As Enrollment Falls, A Rural Indiana District Scrambles To Stay Open
It’s the last day of school for Argos Community Schools and superintendent Michele Riise is busy — and running on only five hours of sleep.
“I don’t drink coffee, I drink Diet Coke,” Riise said, with a hearty laugh. “So I start with one every day in the morning. Right away.”
Today she set that caffeine to good use — she’s both superintendent and elementary school principal in Argos, a tiny district in the heart of rural Indiana.