Lacy Elementary http://wkms.org en Christian County Board of Ed Denies It Wrongfully Closed Lacy Elementary http://wkms.org/post/christian-county-board-ed-denies-it-wrongfully-closed-lacy-elementary <p><em>Updated 2:48 p.m.</em></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Christian County Board of Education’s lawyer has denied allegations that it wrongfully made plans to close Lacy Elementary School.</span></p><p>Attorney Jack Lackey’s response says the board of education does not have enough information to determine if some of the allegations are true, including the school board members’ surprise at the facility’s age and their comment that student’s “would survive” long bus rides to school.</p><p> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 17:28:22 +0000 Whitney Jones 41044 at http://wkms.org Christian County Board of Ed Denies It Wrongfully Closed Lacy Elementary Christian County Residents File Lawsuit Against School Board for Closing Lacy Elementary http://wkms.org/post/christian-county-residents-file-lawsuit-against-school-board-closing-lacy-elementary <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A group of Christian County residents has filed a lawsuit this week against the county school system for its plans to close Lacy Elementary. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Their complaint alleges the school met all requirements to be a permanent center but the school board named it a transitional center. But labeling the facility transitional is required for its closing. &nbsp;</span></p><p> Fri, 16 May 2014 17:24:15 +0000 Whitney Jones 40616 at http://wkms.org Christian County Residents File Lawsuit Against School Board for Closing Lacy Elementary Christian County Board Votes to Close Lacy and Holiday Elementary Schools http://wkms.org/post/christian-county-board-votes-close-lacy-and-holiday-elementary-schools <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Christian County Schools will close two elementary schools in its district. The school board voted 3-to-2 last night to shutter Lacy and Holiday Elementary Schools in 2015.&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Communications Director Heather Lancaster said the board’s decision was difficult but was based on a needs-to-costs evaluation conducted by the school district’s facilities planning committee.</span></p><p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 18:11:05 +0000 Rob Canning 36800 at http://wkms.org Christian County Board Votes to Close Lacy and Holiday Elementary Schools Marie Grubbs Named Lacy Elementary School Principal http://wkms.org/post/marie-grubbs-named-lacy-elementary-school-principal <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Christian County Board of Education has named Marie </span>Grubbs<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> as the new principal of Lacy Elementary School.&nbsp; </span>Grubbs<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is currently the assistant principal at McNabb Elementary School in Paducah.&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 19:27:13 +0000 Rob Canning 33999 at http://wkms.org Marie Grubbs Named Lacy Elementary School Principal Christian County Board of Education Votes to Keep Lacy Elementary Open http://wkms.org/post/christian-county-board-education-votes-keep-lacy-elementary-open <p></p><p>Lacy Elementary in Hopkinsville will remain open for now.</p><p>The Christian County Board of Education voted 3-2 at a meeting <span data-term="goog_341722909" tabindex="0">Tuesday</span> night in favor of keeping the school open. Lacy's closure would have been the first phase of a redistricting plan that would see four different Christian County elementary schools closed and bundled together.</p><p> Wed, 05 Jun 2013 20:37:10 +0000 John Null 31890 at http://wkms.org Christian County Board of Education Votes to Keep Lacy Elementary Open Christian County School Board Considers Closing Lacy Elementary http://wkms.org/post/christian-county-school-board-considers-closing-lacy-elementary <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Five of six Christian County School Board redistricting plans include closing Lacy Elementary School. The proposals discussed at a school board meeting last night aim to control facility costs while attempting to zone students closer to their homes.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Superintendent Mary Ann </span>Gemmill<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> said that the board did not vote on the proposal and redistricting discussions are not included in the board's next meeting agenda. Communications director Heather Aubin</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> said the proposals include closing one to four elementary schools including Lacy, Belmont, Indian Hills and Holiday and restructuring middle schools.</span></p><p> Tue, 14 May 2013 19:44:11 +0000 Rob Canning 31642 at http://wkms.org Christian County School Board Considers Closing Lacy Elementary Christian County Struggles to Replace Schools http://wkms.org/post/christian-county-struggles-replace-schools <p></p><p>Two Christian County elementary schools are about to turn 50, the age that marks the time for replacing facilities. Christian County Public School facilities director Dan Damron says the district adheres to a 50-year policy for its buildings. The state mandates a school’s structure must last at least 30 years, but after that time the district can make no major renovations. They can only maintain the current structure. Damron says it is often cheaper to replace a school than to maintain it. Mon, 26 Nov 2012 14:37:34 +0000 Whitney Jones & The Kentucky New Era 24897 at http://wkms.org Christian County Struggles to Replace Schools