Lacy Elementary

Education
12:28 pm
Wed June 4, 2014

Christian County Board of Ed Denies It Wrongfully Closed Lacy Elementary

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Updated 2:48 p.m.

The Christian County Board of Education’s lawyer has denied allegations that it wrongfully made plans to close Lacy Elementary School.

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.

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Education
12:24 pm
Fri May 16, 2014

Christian County Residents File Lawsuit Against School Board for Closing Lacy Elementary

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A group of Christian County residents has filed a lawsuit this week against the county school system for its plans to close Lacy Elementary.

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.  

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Education
12:11 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

Christian County Board Votes to Close Lacy and Holiday Elementary Schools

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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.  

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.

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Education
2:27 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

Marie Grubbs Named Lacy Elementary School Principal

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The Christian County Board of Education has named Marie Grubbs as the new principal of Lacy Elementary School.  Grubbs is currently the assistant principal at McNabb Elementary School in Paducah.  

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Education
3:37 pm
Wed June 5, 2013

Christian County Board of Education Votes to Keep Lacy Elementary Open

Lacy Elementary in Hopkinsville will remain open for now.

The Christian County Board of Education voted 3-2 at a meeting Tuesday 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.

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Education
2:44 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

Christian County School Board Considers Closing Lacy Elementary

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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.

Superintendent Mary Ann Gemmill 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 said the proposals include closing one to four elementary schools including Lacy, Belmont, Indian Hills and Holiday and restructuring middle schools.

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Education
8:37 am
Mon November 26, 2012

Christian County Struggles to Replace Schools

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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.

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