A divided Marion County Board of Education voted Thursday to give Superintendent Taylora Schlosser an additional 18 months to establish her residency in Marion County.
By a vote of 3-1, the board approved the change during a special called meeting June 19. Board Chairman DeLane Pinkston and board members Butch Cecil and Mike Cecil voted in favor of amending the superintendent’s contract to grant the extension. Board member Bernard Miles opposed the extension.
The board’s decision came after an executive session that lasted more than an hour.
While the Marion County Board of Education spent most of the public portion of its June 19 meeting addressing the superintendent’s residency, that wasn’t the only issue affecting local schools last week.
Marion County Public Schools recently learned that they have the potential for a bonding capacity of up to $5.89 million.
The report was provided to the district by Mark Rawlings, the vice president of Hilliard and Lyons in Paducah.
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.
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.