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Education

  • MCPS, we have a problem

    The Marion County Board of Education was standing room only during its special-called meeting Thursday, May 29. A large delegation of current and former MCPS employees, community members and family members of current and former employees of the district were in attendance. And they weren’t there because of their interest in the district’s 2014-15 budget, which was the main item on the board’s agenda. They were there to share their concerns about recent staffing changes within the school district.

  • Special called city council and school board meetings Thursday night

    The Lebanon City Council and the Marion County Board of Education will both be having special-called meetings at 6 p.m., Thursday evening, May 29, and the main topic listed on each entities agenda is their budgets.

    Lebanon Mayor Gary Crenshaw will be giving his annual budget address at Lebanon City Hall.

    The Marion County Board of Education will also be discussing its budget and possibly approving it Thursday evening.

  • School board chairman resigns

    Michael Mullins resigned Wednesday, May 21, as the chairman of the Marion County Board of Education.
    He sent the following email to his fellow board members:

    Fellow Board Members,

  • University closure won’t stop local student

    When Mid-Continent University announced it would be closing June 30, it didn’t just affect students on the Mayfield campus.
    It affected people across the state, people like Danny Dale Wright, 63, of Lebanon. Wright is one of several local students who have been taking classes through Mid-Continent either online or through the classes that have been meeting weekly at the Marion County Adult Education Center in Lebanon.

  • St. Augustine Science Fair winners
  • Marks receives Ph.D. from Georgia Tech
  • CU graduates 612 in academic year; 416 in May graduations

    United States Rep. Ed Whitfield, R-Ky., urged Campbellsville University undergraduates to “work well and faithfully” as he addressed graduates in Powell Athletic Center.
    CU graduated 152 master’s students Friday night, May 2, in Ransdell Chapel, with 264 graduates Saturday morning, May 3, for a total of 416 students receiving their diplomas upon completion of all academic requirements. In CU’s December commencement, 196 received their diplomas for a total of 612 students in this year’s graduating class of 2013-2014.

  • WMES Principal search timeline is set

    West Marion Elementary School could have a new principal by Thursday, June 5.
    Benji Mattingly, who had been principal at West Marion Elementary School for almost nine years, resigned Friday, May 2.
    According to Marion County Superintendent Taylora Schlosser, the WMES site base decision making council will be screening applications May 28, and interviewing candidates June 2-3. The anticipated hire date is June 5, she said.
     

  • School board chairman resigns

    Michael Mullins resigned as the chairman of the Marion County Board of Education today, May 21.

  • Board’s approval of auditor contract not unanimous

    The Marion County Board of Education approved its auditor contract for the 2013-14 school year last week, but it wasn’t without some debate.
    Historically, the board has hired White and Company in Lebanon to complete auditing services, but recently several members of the board asked for the auditor contract to be put out for bid with the possibility of hiring a new auditor.