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Education

  • Mattingly is recipient of Tammy Newton Memorial Scholarship
  • ‘Experimenting with the arts’ coming July 14-18

    This long school year is finally finished, and the children are off in all different directions. Many just returned from 4-H camp, Little League tournaments are in play, basketball camp and Vacation Bible Schools are also starting.

  • Calvary Elementary School Summer School Showcase

    Family Resource Director Amy Newton and Calvary Elementary School staff invited the community to a special presentation to highlight their week of summer school Friday afternoon. The presentation included a physical education demonstration with Danny Marks. It also included two songs that focus around the theme of summer school this year, which was oceanic life and the world they live in. Artwork that the children completed was on display.

  • Board meeting focused on 2013-14 ‘highlights’

    A crowd of approximately 40 people attended the June 10 meeting of the Marion County Board of Education. However, no delegations were included on the agenda, and no public comments were made at the meeting.
    The June 10 meeting occurred just one day after a public forum in Loretto in which multiple citizens expressed concerns about the direction the school district is heading, including some concerns about recent personnel decisions.

  • Alleged abuse in Room 126

    A group of local parents are suing the Marion County Public School System, Superintendent Taylora Schlosser, current and former MCPS administrators and a teacher for alleged abuse of their special needs children.
    The lawsuit was filed in Marion Circuit Court Thursday, June 12, on behalf of Paul and Virginia Boone of Lebanon, Elizabeth J. Johnson of St. Francis and Stacey Hall of Lebanon, all parents of special needs children who attend or have attended Marion County High School.

  • Educators say Kentucky is on the right track with Common Core standards

    By Matt Young
    Lexington Herald-Leader

    The names of the presidents of the University of Louisville and Kentucky State University were noticeably absent last week from a group of more than 200 national college leaders who indicated their support for the controversial Common Core education standards by forming the coalition Higher Ed for Higher Standards.

  • Kentuckians on both sides of debate over federal nutrition guidelines for school lunches

    By John Moritz
    Lexington Herald-Leader Washington Bureau

    WASHINGTON — Debate in Washington over a controversial school lunch waiver has spread into the Bluegrass State. Proponents say the innocuous proposal helps rural schools, while critics argue that it threatens years of work combating one of the nation's largest childhood obesity rates.

  • Parents suing teacher, MCPS for alleged abuse of special needs children

    A group of local parents are suing the Marion County Public School System, Superintendent Taylora Schlosser, current and former MCPS administrators and a teacher for alleged abuse of their special needs children.
    The lawsuit was filed in Marion Circuit Court Thursday, June 12, on behalf of Paul and Virginia Boone of Lebanon, Elizabeth J. Johnson of St. Francis and Stacey Hall of Lebanon, all parents of special needs children who attend or have attended Marion County High School.

  • Local attorney to run for school board

    Kaelin Reed, a local attorney in Lebanon, has announced his candidacy to run for school board.
    Thursday, June 12, he filed to run for the District 2 seat, which was vacated by Michael Mullins on May 21.

  • Parents plead for positive change

    Emotions were running high at Loretto City Hall Monday evening as concerned and curious community members gathered to discuss issues they are having with the Marion County Public School System, specifically with its leadership.
    Marion County School Board Member Mike Cecil organized the forum, but said the crowd was larger than he had expected (there were approximately 50 to 75 people there). With so many people in attendance, Cecil said he and Board Chairman DeLane Pinkston, who was also in attendance, would be doing a lot of listening.