Graves County Schools

Education
12:17 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

Failed Graves Referendum May Result in Cuts, Fuels School Funding Debate

Credit mspmentor.net

Graves County Schools Superintendent Kim Harrison says budget cuts are likely to allocate funding for much-needed facility repairs at school sites.

Harrison's statement comes a day after a proposed 18 percent property tax increase failed in a county-wide special election. Harrison says the money was needed to qualify for a state matching grant.

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Education
10:52 am
Wed October 9, 2013

Graves County to Move Ahead with Special Referendum on Property Tax

Credit Paul Schaumburg / Graves County Schools

Graves County residents will go to the polls next month to vote on a proposed 18-percent property tax hike to add funding to the county school district. 

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. 

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Education
4:14 pm
Mon October 7, 2013

Graves County School Board to Vote on Special Election

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.

The tax increase would raise Graves County’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’t want the tax increase.

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Education
4:39 pm
Wed September 4, 2013

Graves County Residents Seek Property Tax Increase for School System

A group of Graves County residents are circulating a petition regarding raising property taxes by 18 percent that could help the county school system qualify for a state matching grant. Graves has western Kentucky's lowest property tax rate at 37.5 cents.

The petition calls for an October special election to lift that number to 44.4 cents. 

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Education
2:35 pm
Mon April 29, 2013

Graves County Names New School Superintendent

Credit Paul Schaumburg / Graves County Schools

The Graves County Board of Education named Kim Harrison as the new superintendent, effective July 1.

Harrison has served as the Graves County assistant superintendent for the past four years and as elementary instructional supervisor for the past eight years. Before that she was the principal at Wingo Elementary School. Harrison has worked in education in Graves County for 13 years.

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Education
12:35 pm
Thu December 20, 2012

Graves Superintendent Galloway Announces Retirement

Pete Galloway
Credit Courtesty Graves County Schools

Graves County Schools Superintendent Pete Galloway says he’ll retire at the end of the 2012-2013 school year. Galloway has worked for Graves County schools for 40 years, and he’s led the district since 2008.

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Education
12:20 pm
Tue November 27, 2012

Some Western Kentucky Schools are Finalists for Race to the Top-District Funds

22 school districts in western and south central Kentucky are finalists for the next round of federal education grant funds through the Race to the Top-District competition.  

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Education
10:20 am
Wed August 8, 2012

Mayfield-Graves County Area Technology Center Ranks Third in State

Graves Co. School System

Seniors at the Graves County Area Technology Center in Mayfield now rank third among Kentucky high school technology students in mastery of skills needed to go to work. The Graves County students scored 68.3 percent on three Work Keys tests. The tests measure if applicants are qualified for factory jobs and gauge proficiency in reading, applied math and locating information.

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