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Whitley County schools will make a decision on canceling classes Friday

Gov. Andy Beshear recommended Thursday that all public and private schools shut down in-person classes for two weeks starting on Monday, March 16 due to ongoing coronavirus concerns. Following a Whitley County Board of Education meeting Thursday evening where an updated pandemic...
Posted On 12 Mar 2020

Whitley BOE ends corporal punishment

Corporal punishment is no more in the Whitley County school district. During its regular monthly meeting Thursday, the Whitley County Board of Education updated its policy and procedures immediately removing corporal punishment as a disciplinary option in the school district....
Posted On 21 Feb 2020

No pays raises for Whitley County teachers yet, but state legislature could change that

It is too early to tell whether teachers or other employees in the Whitley County School District will be receiving pay raises next fiscal year, which begins July 1. The Whitley County Board of Education reviewed its 2020-21 draft budget during its regular monthly meeting...
Posted On 20 Jan 2020

WCMS getting new $1.2 million HVAC system

Whitley County Middle School will soon be getting a nearly $1.2 million replacement and upgrade to its heating, ventilation and air-conditioning system. During its regular monthly meeting Thursday, the Whitley County Board of Education approved construction documents related to...
Posted On 22 Dec 2019

Whitley County Board of Education seeking technology funding

Getting more funding for technology was one of the main topics of discussion during the Whitley County Board of Education’s monthly meeting Thursday evening. During the meeting, the board approved a resolution authorizing Superintendent John Siler to enter into an agreement with...
Posted On 20 Nov 2019

Whitley Co. School District finishes fiscal year with $2.1 million balance

The Whitley County Board of Education received a clean financial bill of health during its regular monthly meeting Thursday evening. The board approved the 2018-2019 audit report by the accounting firm of Marr, Miller & Myers, which noted the district ended the 2018-2019...
Posted On 21 Oct 2019

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. Read this story and more for just $.99 cents today, or subscribe to get...
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