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Education

  • Participants announced in child, adult care food program
  • Local girls attend Session 4 of Sheriff’s ranch
  • 4-H camp participants
  • MCHS SBDM Council vacancy

    Marion County High School currently has a vacancy on the School-Based Decision Making Council. Any parent with a child at the high school interested in serving on the SBDM council should contact Kathy Jo Underwood at 270-692-6066, extension 150.

  • District introduces new administrators

    Superintendent Taylora Schlosser introduced three new central office employees at the July 8 Marion County Board of Education meeting.
    Traci Sharpe will serve as the district's director of exceptional child education. Troy Benningfield is the new instructional supervisor and food service director, and Jennifer Osbourne is the new personnel director.
    "You have to surround yourself with great personnel and allow them to do their jobs," Schlosser said.

    Traci Sharpe

  • Opposing views on MCPS leadership

    Two citizens spoke to the Marion County Board of Education at the end of its July 8 meeting, and they expressed contrary views about the district's leadership.
    Amanda Beard concluded her remarks by calling for Superintendent Taylora Schlosser and the school board members to resign, while Barney Tharp defended Schlosser and the school board for recent steps they have taken.
    After each of them spoke, Board Member Butch Cecil thanked them for taking the time to go through the process to get on the agenda.

  • Board approves agreements for 2014-15 school year

    The July 8 meeting of the Marion County Board of Education concluded with more than 30 minutes of public comments from citizens. The hour of the meeting before those comments included a number of procedural matters for the 2014-15 academic year.
    Each of these items were approved 3-0. Board Member Bernard Miles was not present during last week’s meeting.
    The following items were approved last week:
    • The student code of conduct for the 2014-15 school year.
    • Exceptional child education procedures for special education programs.

  • Funk awarded humanitarian award at retirees conference
  • Local students earn their degrees

    The following Marion County students graduated from Western Kentucky University recently, earning degrees at the May 2014 commencement ceremonies.
    Melissa S. Newcomb of Lebanon - bachelor of science.
    Kelli S. Smith of Lebanon - master of science.
    Tyler J. Wright of Lebanon - bachelor of science.
    David S. Despain of Loretto - bachelor of science.
    Amanda K. Metcalf of Loretto - bachelor of arts.
    Stephanie R. Smith of Loretto - bachelor of science in nursing.
    Amanda E. Thomas of Loretto - bachelor of science.

  • Students recognized at awards’ ceremony

    The following West Marion Elementary students received awards at the annual award’s ceremony held June 3.
    Perfect attendance
    Kindergarten: Andrew Mattingly, Josie Essex, and Logan Wheatley.
    First: Samantha Douglas, Addison Downs, Anna Allender, Emily Mattingly (two consecutive years), and Evan Wheatley (two consecutive years).
    Second: J.T. Farmer, Tyler Hamilton, Will Kaminski, Chloe Robbins (two consecutive years), Breanna Downs (two consecutive years), Emma Edelen (two consecutive years), Roseanna Peterson, and Mattie Hagan.