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Siler officially signs contract to become next Whitley County schools superintendent

John Siler has officially been hired as the next superintendent of the Whitley County School District. The board of education voted unanimously during its regular meeting Thursday to offer Siler a four-year contract, which begins July 1, and he signed the new contract during the...
Posted On 16 May 2018

Siler picked to be Whitley County’s next superintendent

The Whitley County Board of Education has selected its next superintendent and he is someone with lifelong ties to the school district. John Siler has been selected to replace outgoing Whitley County Superintendent Scott Paul. During a special called meeting Tuesday, the board...
Posted On 09 May 2018

Whitley Co. superintendent searched narrowed down to two candidates

The search to find the Whitley County Board of Education’s next superintendent is down to two people. The superintendent search screening committee met in executive session for about 25 minutes Tuesday afternoon to finish reviewing applications, and then met jointly with the...
Posted On 03 May 2018

No fall break for Whitley County students next year

Students and staff in the Whitley County school district won’t be getting a fall break next year. The Whitley County Board of Education held it’s monthly meeting Thursday, and approved the 2018-2019 school calendar, which includes a start date of Monday, Aug. 27, and a tentative...
Posted On 19 Apr 2018

Five people vying for Whitley County Superintendent job

There are five people vying to replace Scott Paul as Whitley County Superintendent. Tim Crawford, an attorney for the Whitley County Board of Education, who is overseeing the early stages of the superintendent search, said that a total of five people have applied for the...
Posted On 18 Apr 2018

Leigh Burke gets probation, ordered to pay restitution

A Williamsburg woman, who stole money from the Whitley County Board of Education and the Kentucky Association of School Business Officials (KASBO), resolved her criminal charges with a probated sentence during a sentencing hearing Monday morning, but her legal woes aren’t quite...
Posted On 21 Mar 2018

Whitley County begins search for new superintendent

The search is officially on for a new superintendent for the Whitley County school district, and if all goes according to plan, the Whitley County Board of Education will hire its new superintendent by May 10. At the close of a special called Whitley County Board of Education...
Posted On 17 Mar 2018

Whitley County school security measures get high marks

Even though the Whitley County school district isn’t adding any more staff, it is doubling the number of armed law enforcement officers at its schools. This is among other changes that the district is making in light of recent school shootings, Assistant Superintendent John Siler...
Posted On 16 Mar 2018

Whitley County Superintendent Scott Paul announces pending retirement

The Whitley County school district is looking for a new superintendent. At the close of a special called Whitley County Board of Education meeting late Tuesday afternoon, Superintendent Scott Paul announced plans to retire effective July 1 at the end of his current contract. “The...
Posted On 07 Mar 2018

Whitley County schools could lose $2.6 million in state funding

The Whitley County school district is looking at a potential $2.6 million cut in state funding under proposals currently pending in the Kentucky General Assembly. You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please Login. Not a Member? Join Us
Posted On 14 Feb 2018