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Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
From the Chronicle-Tribune

A public hearing on prospective Marion Community Schools Superintendent Brad Lindsay’s proposed contract came and went with little fanfare Wednesday.

The hearing, which was mandated under a state law effective July 1, 2012, included a wall projection of Lindsay’s expected compensation but no verbal comments from attendees or the Board of Trustees.

Lindsay, who did not attend the hearing because he is on vacation, is expected to be hired at a special board meeting 9 a.m. Wednesday at the Education Service Center, 1240 S. Adams St., and immediately begin work.

— More from MCS on this story: To read the minutes from this School Board meeting, click here. —
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
This year, Marion Community Schools is looking to simplify the registration process for families, offering a 24 hours of in-school registration: On July 22 and 23, 2013, registration will be open at all MCS schools from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

With our universal registration system, parents can register all of their children, from kindergartners through high schoolers, with one visit to one of their schools.

However, all schools will also be open for school visitation during that time, so families and students can go explore their buildings even if they’ve already registered online or at another school. (For information about online registration, click here.)

One exception to universal registration is for those students who have never before been registered with Marion Community Schools. Those families must register at their home school. (For those first-time registering families who are not sure which school their elementary student will attend, our online tool Infofinder I features a search-by-address function.)

Also, Marion High School students registering for Tucker Career and Technology Center programs should do so at Marion High School during the regular registration times on July 22 and 23. Students from other county schools registering for Tucker can do so from 8 to 11 a.m. and 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. July 22, 23, 24, and 25 at Tucker.
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
From the Chronicle-Tribune

Marion Community Schools is set to lose another member of its administrative team as the district approaches the retirement of Superintendent Steve Edwards.

Assistant Superintendent for Instruction Ken Folks, Marion’s first candidate to replace Edwards, was announced Tuesday as the candidate for East Allen County Schools superintendent.

After Edwards announced Dec. 19 that he would retire this month, he and several Board of Trustees members said Folks was their preferred successor. On April 10, the board announced it was not able to reach terms with Folks.

The board announced June 12 that Mooresville Consolidated Schools Superintendent Brad Lindsay is their candidate to succeed Edwards. Lindsay is set to receive a package similar to Edwards’ worth about $172,000.

Folks is set to receive a package totaling almost $210,000 in the first year of his East Allen contract, with $3,000 raises possible each of the next two years. He received about $115,000 plus health benefits in 2012-13.

Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
From the Chronicle-Tribune

Marion Community Schools is set to honor retiring Superintendent Steve Edwards next week.

An open house in Edwards’ honor is scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Marion High School’s cafeteria.

Edwards is set to retire June 28 after spending the past four years in Marion and more than 40 as an educator in Indiana.

Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
From the Chronicle-Tribune

Districts across Grant County are taking advantage of empty schools to do needed upgrades this summer.

Marion Community Schools, Madison-Grant United Schools and Oak Hill United Schools are pursuing major renovations before the summer season ends.