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Education

Hundreds attend Lakeland town forum

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Citizens speak out on tax hike and middle/high school. Lakeland citizens stayed for nearly three hours at an Aug. 19 town forum to voice their support and their fears about the proposed $50 million combined middle and high school. Officials are looking at a 30-year $0.55 property tax increase to fund the facility, currently called […]

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At a Glance for Aug. 28, 2014

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Lakeland revs up meetings on $50M school The Lakeland school board is hosting special neighborhood meetings on the $50 million middle/ high school proposal: 7 p.m. Aug. 28 at Lakeland City Hall for Creekside Manor. 5 p.m. Sept. 2 at the I.H. Clubhouse (4523 Canada Road) for The Pointe and Woodland Park. 6:30 p.m. Sept. […]

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Eagle Scout project renews Panther prints

  A couple of weeks before school started, Aaron Clemons of Bartlett completed an Eagle Scout project that honored the new Bartlett City Schools district and welcomed new students coming from Bolton. His project included refreshing the faded Bartlett Panther paw prints in front of Bartlett High School, adding paw prints in front of the […]

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Lakeland’s $50M school bond passes first vote

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The Lakeland city board unanimously approved a special $0.55 property tax Thursday to fund a $50 million middle/high school building project. The tax will not go into law until it passes a public hearing and final reading scheduled for Sept. 23. Bill Edwards, president of a Lakeland homeowners’ association, said he was concerned that not […]

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Back to the Ice: Bartlett educator preps for second Antarctica quest

Bartlett resident Alice “Alex” Eilers plans to get a warm reception in an ice-cold place this fall and winter. She’s returning to Antarctica in November and December as part of a National Science Foundation grant, and she will be sharing her experiences with teachers, students and families who come along as virtual explorers. As manager […]

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Lakeland proposes $50M Lakeland Prep

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Lakeland residents have 50 million reasons to attend an Aug. 19 town forum. They can hear details and give feedback about the proposed $50 million bond to build a combined middle and high school facility with the working name of “Lakeland Prep.” At the Aug. 7 city board meeting, superintendent Ted Horrell outlined the proposal […]

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Police group donates to Appling Middle School

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Donors show support for Bartlett City Schools

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Two large donors made the start of school just a little more special for the new Bartlett City Schools District. The Kiwanis Club of Bartlett has donated $3,300 to the Bartlett Education Foundation for use at the Bartlett City Schools. Each school will receive $300. Jan Jones, president of Kiwanis Club of Bartlett, said, “Kiwanis […]

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New school districts call first day successful

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Area school superintendents were pleased that Monday progressed smoothly with only a few bumps in the road for the new school districts. “We had a successful first day of school,” said Bartlett City Schools superintendent David Stephens said. “We had the expected bumps in the road — late buses. We will work on smoothing those things […]

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Bartlett school board shows off new academy, approves ILAs, sets policies, preps for first year

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After a well-attended open house for the Bartlett 9th Grade Academy on July 24, the Bartlett City Schools board met to tie up loose ends on transportation, interlocal agreements (ILAs) with other districts, computer leasing and multiple district policies. The board authorized superintendent David Stephens to negotiate the final details of a contract with the […]

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