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Money was frequent topic at recent school board meeting

Money. Much of the Oct. 14 monthly Whitley County Board of Education meeting revolved around the topic, including an attempt to refinance a debt that could potentially save the district over $900,000, an audit report of the school district’s finances, and discussion about...
Posted On 22 Oct 2021

Vaccinated Whitley Co. School District employees qualify for $200 bonus

Whitley County school district employees could be getting a nice little bonus in time for Christmas if they are already completely vaccinated or get fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in the near future. The Kentucky Board of Education is offering a $100 incentive for school...
Posted On 21 Oct 2021

WCHS designated area career technology education center

Thanks in part to its new designation as an official local area career technology education center, Whitley County High School is hoping to expand the number of career pathways that it is offering for students. In other words, the school district is hoping that this will further...
Posted On 18 Sep 2021

Parents complain about masks to school boards

At the very least, a small number of parents and grandparents in the Whitley County School District and the Corbin Independent School District want the practice of masking students ended. During the Whitley County Board of Education’s monthly meeting Thursday, Justin McIntire,...
Posted On 17 Sep 2021

WCHS students getting valuable career certifications

High school isn’t what it used to be when most people who are 50 and older attended it, or even many folks now in their 40s or even 30s. Some students are now graduating high school with the ability to enter the work force already certified in a field and able to start a career....
Posted On 16 Sep 2021

Whitley Co. Board of Education recognizes baseball team’s epic state tournament run

The 2021 Whitley County High School Baseball Team did something that no other team in Whitley County history has ever done. It won the region and the first round of the state baseball tournament advancing as far as the Elite Eight where their dream season ended. On Thursday...
Posted On 22 Aug 2021

Protesting masks

A group of about a dozen concerned individuals gathered outside the Whitley County Board of Education office on Aug. 11 to protest the governor’s mask mandate.  “We are a group of parents standing up for our children’s rights,” said Stacie Reyes. “We do not comply. Rand Paul...

Siler gets high marks during annual evaluation

The Whitley County Board of Education gave Superintendent John Siler the equivalent of all A’s on his report card during this year’s recent annual evaluation. The board met in executive session for about 45 minutes with Siler during its monthly meeting to discuss the annual...
Posted On 16 Jul 2021

New WCHS Career and Technical Education Building construction delayed

A new HVAC system for Whitley North Elementary School, a cafeteria expansion for Oak Grove Elementary School, and a construction delay for the new Whitley County High School Career and Technical Education Building, were three of the major topics discussed by the Whitley County...
Posted On 15 Jul 2021

Educators get educated

Whitley County Board of Education members Brenda Hill, Brenda Rose and Malorie Cooper recently attended the Kentucky School Board Association’s 86th Annual Conference in Louisville where they obtained required board training hours and networked with other school board members...
Posted On 22 May 2021