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Education

  • Mid-continent University acting to shore up its finances

    By Kathleen Fox
    The Paducah Sun

    As officials at Mid-Continent University work on submitting the correct paperwork to release federal funding, acting president Ken Winters has announced several money-saving steps.
    Winters met privately with faculty and staff members April 1. He told the group about several actions the school has taken, including temporarily laying off about 40 staff members, selling property and vehicles, and freezing new admissions. Winters was given broad authority to act on behalf of the Mid-Continent Board of Trustees.

  • School board to meet Thursday, April 10

    The Marion County Board of Education will hold its regular monthly meeting at 6 p.m., Thursday, April 10, at the administration building, 755 East Main Street, Lebanon. The agenda includes the following:

    • Superintendent’s report

    • Special Audit report

    • Local Government Economic Assistance Program Grant report

    • Financial report

  • 4-2-14 School Menus

    BREAKFAST
    Monday, April 7: French toast w/maple syrup and toast or assorted cereal and toast, apple, variety of juice, milk.
    Tuesday, April 8: Bacon, egg muffin sandwich and toast or assorted cereal and toast, fruit cocktail, variety of juice, milk.
    Wednesday, April 9: Whole grain chocolate chip muffin and toast or assorted cereal and toast, strawberry cup, variety of juice, milk.
    Thursday, April 10: Sausage breakfast pizza and toast or assorted cereal and toast, orange wedges, variety of juice, milk.

  • HOSA students attend state leadership conference; three will go to nationals
  • Public invited to participate in “Truth and Consequences” event

    All parents and community partners are invited to participate in the second “Truth and Consequences: The Choice is Yours” event. Truth and Consequences is a program designed to show students the consequences of using drugs and alcohol by using role-play scenarios related to substance abuse.
    This event is being sponsored by the Marion County Heartland Safe Community Coalition. The event will be held for all ninth grade students on Tuesday, April 15, at the Marion County Judicial Center.

  • Wilbert Plastics makes donation to MCATC

     

  • McCurry is guest at public retirees meeting
  • School daze on school days

    Marion County Public Schools have missed 16 days of school this year, and the school board continues to go back and forth on how those missed days should be made up.
    “I think we have to look at what we think is best for kids,” Superintendent Taylora Schlosser told board members at their regular monthly meeting Tuesday of last week. “Our board is very adamant that we want kids to get as many days of instruction in as possible.”

  • Every school could get a full-time nurse

    While it’s not official until a contract is signed, every school in the Marion County Public School System could have its very own nurse next school year.

  • SCC to offer athletic training program in the fall semester 2014

    Beginning in August of 2014, students will have a new opportunity at St. Catharine College.
    Athletic training, a close relative to physical therapy, will be the newest addition to St. Catharine College’s academic offerings.
    “We already have a solid athletic foundation here at the college so it was a natural fit to add a health science field that is heavily involved in athletics,” Justin Farr, St. Catharine College sports information director and founder of the athletic training program, said.