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Whitley County Board of Education budget improving

The Whitley County school district’s finances are looking pretty good for the current school year, and include the purchase of over $200,000 worth of new textbooks for grades kindergarten through sixth grade, and the purchase of two new buses. During its regular monthly meeting...
Posted On 19 Sep 2019

Whitley County BOE recognizes students, community member, and teachers

The Whitley County Board of Education recognized a community member, four teachers, and several students, one of which will go onto national competition this fall, during its regular monthly meeting Thursday. The board recognized several Whitley County High School...
Posted On 18 Sep 2019

Siler gets high marks during first evaluation as superintendent

Thursday evening, Whitley County Superintendent John Siler got his first evaluation as superintendent from the Whitley County Board of Education and he received high marks from the five-member school board. You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please Login. Not a...
Posted On 22 Jul 2019

Whitley BOE renames early learning center after late board member

The Whitley County Board of Education began Thursday’s monthly meeting with a moment of silence in honor of the late Delmar Mahan, who previously served on the board for over 26 years including several years as board chairman. Then board member Kenneth Carr delivered a prayer for...
Posted On 17 Jul 2019

Delmar Mahan remembered as a staunch supporter of public education

Former Whitley County Board of Education chairman and long-time local accountant Delmar Mahan died Friday morning following a long illness. Mahan served on the board of education for nearly 27 years, including 19 years as chairman, before announcing his surprise resignation at...
Posted On 05 Jul 2019

Colonel Academy will provide virtual options for non-traditional students

How do you help a student, who dropped out of high school, is already working a full-time job, and only needs a couple of credits to get his diploma? It’s the exact scenario that Whitley County school officials faced last school year, and they now have a plan for this upcoming...
Posted On 24 Jun 2019

Agreement will provide free dental screenings for Whitley County elementary school students

What do dentists and a late self-made multi-millionaire, who grew up dirt poor in Oneida, Tennessee, have to do with Whitley County elementary school children? The short answer is the millionaire grew up having dental pain, but his family couldn’t afford to take him to see a...
Posted On 24 Jun 2019

New graphics eyed for WCHS gym floor

The gym floor at Whitley County High School may be getting a new look in the near future. The Whitley County Board of Education recognized Jacqueline Oliphant, who finished 22nd in the state bowling tournament. During the Whitley County Board of Education’s monthly meeting...
Posted On 15 May 2019

WCHS AG supporters come out to protest proposed program cuts

Dozens of people gathered in front of the old Whitley County Courthouse late Thursday afternoon many of whom were carrying signs saying, “We Support FFA” or “We Support Ag.” Many sported or held up blue shirts with the words “Support Whitley County FFA #WCFFAPROUD.” You need to...
Posted On 19 Apr 2019

Whitley Co. BOE sets June 2 graduation

A June graduation date has been set for Whitley County High School seniors. During the Whitley County Board of Education’s monthly meeting Thursday, the board amended the 2018-2019 school calendar setting the gradation date for June 2 at 2 p.m. at The Arena in Corbin. “That is...
Posted On 19 Apr 2019