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Education

  • Committee to discuss next steps for MCPS construction projects

    The Local Planning Committee (LPC) will be meeting on Tuesday, May 22, to begin updating the Marion County Public Schools’ district facilities plan.

    The state legislature recently voted to match Marion County’s nickel revenue, and the committee will be reviewing the school district’s bonding potential, as well as discussing next steps for construction of the district’s first new school in nearly 25 years.

  • LES celebrates the Kentucky Derby

    Lebanon Elementary School celebrated the Kentucky Derby recently. Each class cheered on students as they raced to the finish line.

  • School board votes to keep 8 teachers, cuts 2 percent raise district wide

    When looking over the budget Thursday afternoon, prior to their regular monthly meeting, the Marion County Board of Education was faced with the issue of doling out a 2 percent raise district-wide, as they had last year, or finding a way to save the almost $500,000 it would take to keep approximately eight teachers from losing their jobs. 

  • LES principal search underway

    Lebanon Elementary School has begun its search to find a new principal. 

    Donna Royse, who has been principal at LES for 15 years, is retiring at the end of this school year after 34 total years in education.

  • School board briefs

    Marion County Public Schools has completed 155 days out of the school year, with 19 days (or four weeks) remaining to complete the school year. The Marion County Board of Education held a special-called meeting on Thursday, May 3, to address end of the year events and approve the new 2018-19 budget and staffing changes. 

     

    Superintendent’s report

    Marion County Superintendent Taylora Schlosser reported the following:

  • Student threat determined to be invalid

    On Thursday morning, April 26, Marion County Superintendent Taylora Schlosser announced that the school district and local law enforcement had received a report of a possible threat made by a Marion County student on Wednesday evening, but found the threat to be invalid upon further investigation.

  • Under the sea

    In a stunning performance presented by the staff and students of Calvary Elementary School on Friday April 20, the audience was taken under the sea on a whirlwind adventure with mermaid Ariel and friends in The Little Mermaid Jr.

    The show opened on Friday and again Saturday, April 21 with a special dinner show for friends and family. 

  • Time to move on

    Donna Royse, principal of Lebanon Elementary School, former Marion County School Board Member and music teacher, is retiring after 34 years serving in education. 

    Royse didn’t always see herself becoming a school administrator, but says it has been an incredible and rewarding decision. 

  • Student Showcase
  • MCPS researching options for school nurses

    All of Marion County Public Schools are currently staffed with one full-time nurse, but that could change due to the Lincoln Trail District Health Department ending its contract with Marion County Public Schools in 2019. MCPS staff are currently researching their options to see if it’s possible to continue providing a nurse in each school.