Graves County Schools http://wkms.org en Cuba Elementary Auction to Be Rescheduled http://wkms.org/post/cuba-elementary-auction-be-rescheduled <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Graves County Board of Education is looking to push back the sale of Cuba Elementary following a judge's decision to extend a timeline to rule on an emergency injunction to stop the sale.</span></p><p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 19:26:22 +0000 John Null 41219 at http://wkms.org Cuba Elementary Auction to Be Rescheduled Graves Residents File Emergency Injunction to Halt Cuba Elementary Sale http://wkms.org/post/graves-residents-file-emergency-injunction-halt-cuba-elementary-sale <p><span style="line-height: 32px; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif; font-size: medium;">The attorney representing the group of disgruntled residents suing the Graves County Board of Education has filed an emergency injunction to halt the sale of Cuba Elementary School.</span></p><p><font face="Times New Roman, serif" size="3" style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); line-height: normal;"><span style="line-height: 32px;">Lexington attorney Jim Deckard filed the motion with the Franklin Circuit Court Friday calling for the court to prohibit the removal of school equipment tomorrow, June </span></font><font face="Times New Roman, serif" size="3" style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); line-height: normal;"><span style="line-height: 32px;">3</span></font><font face="Times New Roman, serif" size="3" style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); line-height: normal;"><span style="line-height: 32px;">, and the auctioning off of the school as surplus property June </span></font><font face="Times New Roman, serif" size="3" style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); line-height: normal;"><span style="line-height: 32px;">18</span></font><font face="Times New Roman, serif" size="3" style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); line-height: normal;"><span style="line-height: 32px;">.&nbsp;</span></font></p><p> Mon, 02 Jun 2014 21:02:52 +0000 Rob Canning 40997 at http://wkms.org Graves Residents File Emergency Injunction to Halt Cuba Elementary Sale Graves School Board Finalizes Auction Details for Cuba Elementary Sale http://wkms.org/post/graves-school-board-finalizes-auction-details-cuba-elementary-sale <p>The Graves County Board of Education has finalized plans to auction Cuba Elementary School's facility next month.</p><p>During last night’s special meeting, the Board chose Bunch Brothers Auction and Realty Company of Wingo to conduct the sale.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 30 May 2014 16:43:39 +0000 Rob Canning 40947 at http://wkms.org Graves School Board Finalizes Auction Details for Cuba Elementary Sale Graves County School Set to Close Receives Honor for Closing Achievement Gap http://wkms.org/post/graves-county-school-set-close-receives-honor-closing-achievement-gap <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A Graves County school that’s set to close this summer due to low enrollment has been named a distinguished school for significantly closing the achievement gap between student groups.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Cuba Elementary was Kentucky’s category 2 school for the National Title I Association, but Graves County Schools plan to close it June </span>30<sup>th</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and auction it off as surplus property.</span></p><p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 20:56:42 +0000 Whitney Jones 39908 at http://wkms.org Graves County School Set to Close Receives Honor for Closing Achievement Gap Residents Sue Graves County School Board Over Closure of Cuba Elementary http://wkms.org/post/residents-sue-graves-county-school-board-over-closure-cuba-elementary <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A group of disgruntled residents are suing the Graves County Board of Education for allegedly following improper procedures to close Cuba Elementary School. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The lawsuit filed&nbsp;Tuesday&nbsp;in Franklin County Circuit Court lists the plaintiffs as four “individual citizens and taxpayers” in Graves County.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 20:32:16 +0000 Rob Canning 39676 at http://wkms.org Residents Sue Graves County School Board Over Closure of Cuba Elementary Graves County Schools Declares Cuba Elementary as Surplus Property http://wkms.org/post/graves-county-schools-declares-cuba-elementary-surplus-property <p>Despite pleas from community members&nbsp;the Graves County Board of Education has declared Cuba Elementary School&nbsp;surplus property to be sold in a public auction. &nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 21:02:00 +0000 Rob Canning 39446 at http://wkms.org Graves County Schools Declares Cuba Elementary as Surplus Property Graves County Drops Valedictorian and Salutatorian Graduate Distinctions http://wkms.org/post/graves-county-drops-valedictorian-and-salutatorian-graduate-distinctions <p></p><p>The Graves County Board of Education has passed a measure that will bring an end to the high school’s awarding of titles such as valedictorian and salutatorian. Students that reach a certain level of academic achievement will be awarded the title “graduate of distinction.”</p><p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 21:36:07 +0000 Parker Franklin 38913 at http://wkms.org Graves County Drops Valedictorian and Salutatorian Graduate Distinctions Failed Graves Referendum May Result in Cuts, Fuels School Funding Debate http://wkms.org/post/failed-graves-referendum-may-result-cuts-fuels-school-funding-debate <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Graves County Schools Superintendent Kim Harrison says budget cuts are likely to allocate funding for much-needed facility repairs at school sites. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Harrison's statement comes a day after a <a href="http://wkms.org/post/graves-county-special-election-turnout-higher-expected">proposed 18 percent property tax increase failed in a county-wide special election</a>. Harrison says the money was needed to qualify for a state matching grant.</span></p><p> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 18:17:38 +0000 Austin Ramsey 36527 at http://wkms.org Failed Graves Referendum May Result in Cuts, Fuels School Funding Debate Graves County to Move Ahead with Special Referendum on Property Tax http://wkms.org/post/graves-county-move-ahead-special-referendum-property-tax <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Graves County residents will go to the polls next month to vote on a proposed <a href="http://wkms.org/post/graves-county-residents-seek-property-tax-increase-school-system">18-percent property tax hike</a> to add funding to the county school district.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In August, the school board voted to increase county taxes from 37.5 to 44.4 cents per $100 to qualify for a state matching grant to repair school facilities.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 09 Oct 2013 15:52:16 +0000 Austin Ramsey 35573 at http://wkms.org Graves County to Move Ahead with Special Referendum on Property Tax Graves County School Board to Vote on Special Election http://wkms.org/post/graves-county-school-board-vote-special-election <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Graves County Board of Education will have a special meeting at noon Wednesday, to vote on whether or not to proceed with a special election involving a proposed 18 percent property tax increase.</span></p><p>The tax increase would raise Graves County&rsquo;s property tax from 37.5 cents to 44.4 cents in an effort to bolster county schools. The special election is a result of a petition circulated by county residents who don&rsquo;t want the tax increase.</p><p> Mon, 07 Oct 2013 21:14:38 +0000 John Null 35525 at http://wkms.org Graves County School Board to Vote on Special Election