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Whitley County School District plans to return in-person without requiring masks

Whitley County School District plans to begin school on August 11 without requiring masks. A message, which was posted on the district’s Facebook page at approximately 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, from Superintendent John Siler stated, “At this time, with the full support of board...

New ‘handle with care’ policy designed to help traumatized students

Police officers routinely respond to calls about domestic disputes, which often involve parents having verbal and many times physical confrontations right in front of their children, which many times leaves their children traumatized by what they have seen and heard. When those...
Posted On 18 Jun 2021

139 requests approved for Whitley ‘do over’ year

The Whitley County Board of Education unanimously approved 139 parent requests for the supplemental year provided under Senate Bill 128 during its regular meeting Tuesday evening. Requests had to be made in writing by May 1, stated John Siler, the superintendent of Whitley County...

Whitley student finds racist drawing in backpack; school praised for handling of situation

Whitley County school officials have apparently identified the person behind a racist drawing that was recently left inside a 13-year-old student’s backpack. Read this story and more for just $.99 cents today, or subscribe to get access every day! Please login to view this...
Posted On 12 May 2021

Threat against schools turned out not to be credible

Whitley County Sheriff’s deputies had a busy morning investigating what turned out to be a non-credible threat to a pair of Whitley County schools. Superintendent John Siler said that about 6:15 a.m. Thursday, Whitley County E-911 Dispatch received a call indicating a possible...
Posted On 25 Mar 2021

WCHS planning in-person graduation ceremony May 8

In-person graduation plans for this school year and a start date for the next school year were among the items discussed by the Whitley County Board of Education during its monthly meeting Thursday. Read this story and more for just $.99 cents today, or subscribe to get access...
Posted On 17 Mar 2021

Starting March 22, in-person classes will likely be five days per week in Whitley County

Next week, life should be getting just a little bit more back to normal for students in the Whitley County School District. Starting Monday, March 22, students opting for in-person learning will likely be going to school five days per week. Superintendent John Siler made the...
Posted On 11 Mar 2021

Whitley, W’burg students return to school March 8; Corbin returned March 1

Starting next week, barring unforeseen weather delays, all school districts in Whitley County will be back to in-person classes four days each week for students opting to attend in-person instruction. Students at Corbin Independent Schools returned to in-person classes on March...
Posted On 03 Mar 2021

Whitley Co. School District seeking community input

If you have children who will be attending class in the Whitley County School District this fall or if you work in the district, then when would you like to see the 2021-2022 school year begin? If you haven’t given the subject much though, then you might want to start doing so....
Posted On 24 Feb 2021

Students return to some in-person class

Students at Corbin Independent and Whitley County Schools returned to in-person classes last week for the first time using a hybrid model of instruction. Meanwhile, Williamsburg Independent schools returned to targeted instruction for small groups of students last week. Students...