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Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
From the Chronicle-Tribune

Faculty in Marion Community Schools hustled Monday to get ready for students this morning as the 2013-14 academic year begins.

Anthony Williams is in his first year as principal of Allen Elementary School, and he said the process has been “really smooth, because we have a lot of veteran teachers in this school.”

However, they also have numerous new teachers and staff members — almost 50 percent are new — so the veteran teachers have had to take a leading role, he said.

Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
From the Chronicle-Tribune

In a good day for bargain seekers, Marion Community Schools auctioned off inventory at three different locations Saturday.

“It’s really just an opportunity for us to get rid of surplus material, put money back in the general fund and prepare for the future,” Freeman added. “It makes more sense for us to use our space to educate children.”

Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
From the Chronicle-Tribune

With the 2013-14 school year just around the bend, Grant County schools are completing summer renovations and making plans to continue work once students are present.

At Marion Community Schools, work including a $731,300 full roof replacement at Frances Slocum Elementary School, a $31,400 partial replacement at Riverview Elementary School and projects such as cameras, lighting, painting and wireless Internet infrastructure are set to be completed on budget before school starts Aug. 13.

MCS Director of Support Services Troy Freeman said “all the things critical for school to start have been completed” thanks to “good planning and good execution,” including most of the upgrades to athletic facilities at Justice Intermediate School and Marion High School, which cost $162,500. Minor work will continue into fall at Marion High’s Dick Lootens Stadium football field.

Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
From the Chronicle-Tribune

After years under a dedicated but dwindling Jewish congregation, Sinai Temple welcomed a large and diverse group of new tenants Monday.

More than 30 adult students visited the 521 S. Boots St. facility, now the Grant County Rescue Mission Education Center, to begin general equivalency degree classes through Marion Community Schools Monday.

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Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director

From the Chronicle-Tribune

Marion Community Schools will clear classroom space and raise funds through an inventory liquidation auction Saturday.

Members of the public will be able to attend three locations — 9:30 a.m. at Tucker Career and Technology Center, 107 S. Pennsylvania St.; 10 a.m. at Marion High School, 750 W. 26th St.; and 1 p.m. at the Education Service Center, 1240 S. Adams St. — to bid on items from tools to tables to textbooks.

A preview is set for 2 to 4 p.m. Friday.
“It’s really just an opportunity for us to get rid of surplus material, put money back in the general fund and prepare for the future,” said Director of Support Services Troy Freeman. “It makes more sense for us to use our space to educate children.”

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— More from MCS on this story: To learn more about the auction, click here. —