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

Marion Community Schools is set to lose another member of its administrative team as the district approaches the retirement of Superintendent Steve Edwards.

Assistant Superintendent for Instruction Ken Folks, Marion’s first candidate to replace Edwards, was announced Tuesday as the candidate for East Allen County Schools superintendent.

After Edwards announced Dec. 19 that he would retire this month, he and several Board of Trustees members said Folks was their preferred successor. On April 10, the board announced it was not able to reach terms with Folks.

The board announced June 12 that Mooresville Consolidated Schools Superintendent Brad Lindsay is their candidate to succeed Edwards. Lindsay is set to receive a package similar to Edwards’ worth about $172,000.

Folks is set to receive a package totaling almost $210,000 in the first year of his East Allen contract, with $3,000 raises possible each of the next two years. He received about $115,000 plus health benefits in 2012-13.

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

Marion Community Schools is set to honor retiring Superintendent Steve Edwards next week.

An open house in Edwards’ honor is scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Marion High School’s cafeteria.

Edwards is set to retire June 28 after spending the past four years in Marion and more than 40 as an educator in Indiana.

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

Districts across Grant County are taking advantage of empty schools to do needed upgrades this summer.

Marion Community Schools, Madison-Grant United Schools and Oak Hill United Schools are pursuing major renovations before the summer season ends.

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

Brad Lindsay is expected to become the next Marion Community Schools superintendent.

Board of Trustees President Katie Morgan announced Wednesday that Lindsay is the board’s preferred successor to Steve Edwards, who will leave the top position June 28.

Lindsay, 50, has served as superintendent at Mooresville Consolidated School Corporation since March 2010. He has an education specialist degree from Indiana State University and has both studied and taught at Indiana Wesleyan University.

— More from MCS on this story: To learn more about Brad Lindsay, click here. —
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
From the Chronicle-Tribune

Marion Community Schools Curriculum Director Scot Croner is Blackford County Schools’ next superintendent.

Marion’s Board of Trustees approved Croner’s resignation effective June 30 at its Wednesday meeting, clearing the way for Croner to take the position he was appointed to June 4.

Superintendent Steve Edwards said the district will post secondary and elementary curriculum director positions to replace Croner.

Marion High School Assistant Principal Jeff Brandes is also set to leave after the board approved his resignation effective June 21. Edwards said Brandes received an offer to serve in the same role at Anderson High School, which is closer to his home.

— More from MCS on this story: To read the minutes from this School Board meeting, click here. —