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Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
At their first meeting of the year, members of the Marion Community Schools Board of School Trustees voted in new leaders.

Greg Kitts will serve as president of the board for 2014. He replaces outgoing President Katie Morgan, who earned praise from her fellow board members for her leadership through a tumultuous year, with the hiring a new superintendent and several other top district leaders.

Kitts said he looked forward to a year of cooperation and continued consensus building. Among this years business will be negotiations for a new teacher contract, he noted, saying he expected it would be a smooth process.

The rest of the board's 2014 officers were elected as follows:

First Vice President: Scott Murphy (who served as second vice president in 2013)
Second Vice President: Harry Hall (who served as secretary in 2013)
Secretary: Cathy Moritz

The 2014 board meeting schedule was also approved at the meeting on Jan. 15. Click here to view that schedule.
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
Athletics events at Marion High School and McCulloch Junior High School have been canceled tonight, Thursday, Jan. 16, due to the snow and worsening road conditions.

Click here for more information on MHS events, and click here for more information on McCulloch events.
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
From WBAT.com

In preparation for the 2014 school year, Marion Community Schools have revamped the school board by electing a new president as well as new officers.

>> Read more at WBAT.com
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
From the Chronicle-Tribune

It was back to the normal routine Monday as students returned to class following their winter break.

Thanks to the winter storm that closed Grant County schools all last week, some educators feared getting students accustomed to the daily schedule again would be a challenge.

“It was easier than I thought,” said Michele Kelsay, Riverview Elementary principal. “I thought it would be difficult to get back in gear, but it was very smooth. I heard a lot of people talking about how it was a very long time, but the students seemed to come back ready to go, and that goes for the teachers as well. When the kids came in this morning it was so good to see them. It was great to have them back.”

>> Read more at chronicle-tribune.com
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
From the Chronicle-Tribune

Grant County students got an unexpected extra week added to their winter break thanks to a winter storm that brought snow, ice and frigid winds.

As the temperatures begin to rise again and the snow beings to melt, students and teachers prepare to return to their normal daily schedule.

“If we have to have an extra week, this is probably the best time to do it,” said Terry Lakes, head of the English department at Marion High School. “Simply because we’ve finished our semester so you’re really not losing any kind of momentum that you’ve had. It does take away five days of instruction for us, which I don’t think in the great scheme of things is going to be something that is going to hurt us in the end.”