Committee selects Lebanon Elementary for pilot reading project

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By Stevie Lowery

The Marion County Board of Education announced recently that it plans to spend more money in hopes of improving the district’s reading scores.
The committee held its first meeting Monday, Feb. 11. The committee selected Lebanon Elementary School to be the pilot site and the Daily Five program will be implemented school-wide beginning with the 2013-14 school year. Marion County Board of Education Chairman Michael Mullins said the school board will provide the funds to get the reading program up and running. Progress will be monitored at the beginning, middle and end of the school year. The expectations are that there will be noticeable progress. If so, the program will be implemented at all elementary schools in 2014-15. The next reading committee meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m., Monday, March 4, in the board room at central office.