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Whitley County schools work to find alternatives for students without home Internet service

The Whitley County School District is looking to utilize cellphone networks for data streaming in order to provide Internet access for the more than 550 students, who are currently learning from home with no Internet access. During its monthly meeting Sept. 10, the Whitley County...
Posted On 17 Sep 2020

Nearly every Whitley County School District student will soon have a Chromebook

Soon nearly every student in the Whitley County School District will have access to a Chromebook. The Whitley County Board of Education approved the purchase of 350 new Chromebooks during its monthly meeting Thursday. Previously the board purchased enough Chromebooks to provide...
Posted On 19 Aug 2020

Whitley Co. Superintendent John Siler gets high marks during annual review

For the first time since February, the Whitley County Board of Education held an in-person meeting on July 9, which took place in the lobby of the Whitley County Board of Education Building in Williamsburg. Social distancing was enforced, and masks were in use when social...
Posted On 18 Jul 2020

In-person learning, or remote instruction, parents will decide in Whitley County this fall

Students in the Whitley County School District are now slated to begin learning again on Wednesday, Aug. 26, but whether they will be doing that in-person in a classroom at school or through remote instruction from home will be a decision left up to parents. If parents opt for...
Posted On 10 Jul 2020

Update: Whitley County BOE approves 1 percent employee pay raise districtwide

Pay raises for all school district employees and possible start dates for the new school year were topics of discussion during Thursday’s monthly Whitley County Board of Education meeting. During its monthly meeting, the Whitley County Board of Education approved a 1 percent pay...
Posted On 11 Jun 2020

Two locally contested school board races set for this fall

There will be two contested races for seats on the Whitley County Board of Education this fall. The filing deadline was 4 p.m. Tuesday to file to run for local school board races that will appear on the ballot in the November General Election. Two-term incumbent Malorie Cooper...
Posted On 06 Jun 2020

Two Whitley County school board races will be competitive this fall

Those, who want to serve on a local school board, have a little less than one week to file to run for office, and there will be at least two contested races this November. June 2 at 4 p.m. is the filing deadline for candidates wishing to run for the Corbin Independent Board of...
Posted On 30 May 2020

Ex-Whitley County Clerk files to run for school board

There will be a contested race for at least one seat on the Whitley County Board of Education this November, and the challenger is a familiar name well versed in politics. Read this story and more for just $.99 cents today, or subscribe to get access every day! Please login to...
Posted On 13 May 2020

Whitley Co. BOE takes steps to save $20,000 on WCMS HVAC project

The Whitley County Board of Education is going to save over $20,000 by directly purchasing the new air-conditioning units for its heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) system upgrade at Whitley County Middle School this summer. During a special called meeting on April...
Posted On 11 May 2020

Whitley County BOE conducts monthly meeting online due to COVID-19

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Whitley County Board of Education used technology in order to conduct its monthly meeting on April 10, and voted to approve additional paid leave for sick or potentially sick employees during the pandemic, if it is necessary. The five-person...
Posted On 20 Apr 2020