McCracken County Schools

Education
3:24 pm
Tue June 30, 2015

McCracken County Schools Looks to Implement 10-Point Grading Scale

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The McCracken County Board of Education is set to vote on implementing a new grading scale with more stringent requirements for 4.0 students. 

The current scale McCracken County schools use for awarding an “A” in grades K4-12 means scoring a 94 to 100.  

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Education
7:33 pm
Tue May 12, 2015

McCracken County Schools Granted $2M For Afterschool Programs

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McCracken County Schools are getting more than $2 million in grant funding for afterschool programs.

The money for the community learning centers at McCracken County High, Lone Oak Elementary and Reidland Intermediate schools comes from three 21st Century grants of more than $600,000 each.

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Education
3:13 pm
Fri April 17, 2015

McCracken County Board Of Education Looking To Add E-Cigarettes To Tobacco Policy

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The McCracken County Board of Education is looking to add e-cigarettes to it’s tobacco policy as national studies are finding teenagers are more likely to reach for them as opposed to traditional cigarettes.

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Education
6:45 am
Mon February 23, 2015

No Decision Yet on Fate of Farley Elementary Property

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At a McCracken County Board of Education meeting last week, members deliberated without making a decision on whether to sell or lease the Farley Elementary School building after it closes later this year.

McCracken County Schools spokeswoman Jayme Jones said there was much deliberation during the closed door meeting last Thursday.

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Education
2:33 pm
Fri December 19, 2014

McCracken School Board Approves Reopening MCEA Contract Negotiations

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The McCracken County School Board is looking to reestablish professional negotiations with the teachers of the McCracken County Education Association.

The board’s unanimous decision came at its regular meeting last night. 

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Education
11:41 am
Wed May 14, 2014

No Serious Injuries in Heath Elementary Bus Crash

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Nine Heath Elementary School students and their driver suffered only minor injuries when a car crashed head-on into a McCracken County school bus Wednesday morning.

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Education
1:09 pm
Fri May 9, 2014

McCracken County Schools to Move Central Office in June

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The McCracken County School board plans to relocate their central office on Berger Road to the former Reidland Middle School building in an effort to save on utility costs. 

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Education
3:35 pm
Thu March 20, 2014

McCracken County and Paducah Schools Plan to Name New Superintendents This Month

The search for two school superintendents is approaching its end after the search committees handed their recommendations over to their respective boards of education last night. 

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Education
11:42 am
Tue January 28, 2014

McCracken County School Board Sets Timetable for Superintendent Search

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The McCracken County Board of Education hopes to hire a new Superintendent in late March.  

Current superintendent Nancy Waldrop announced in December that she will not be renewing her contract with the district. 

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Education
12:13 pm
Tue December 10, 2013

McCracken County School District Tests for Talent

Concord Elementary students participate in Dr. Bradley Almquist's high aptitude music class.
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McCracken County elementary students are realizing they are much more talented than they ever thought thanks to a new effort to screen every fourth grader for musical high aptitude.

Dr. Bradley Almquist, Murray State University Director of Choral Activities, teaches students songs and to play instruments, all the while developing an innate ability.

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