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Lakeland School System

LSS tweaks budget for growing technology needs

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The Lakeland School System board added a technology position and an on-call substitute nurse at the Sept. 7 special-called meeting, as well as conducting other business. Superintendent Dr. Ted Horrell asked for funds to hire an additional full-time technology employee for the district. Currently, the district and the city of Lakeland share one tech employee, […]

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LSS approves architect, consultant for LMPS athletic fields project

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In a brief special-called meeting on Thursday, the Lakeland school board approved two items to advance their athletic fields project. The board first approved an agreement with Renaissance Group Inc. to provide architectural services for the athletic fields project at Lakeland Middle Preparatory School. The project makes use of surplus funds from the LMPS building’s […]

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$3.5M surplus has LSS eying athletics project

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Construction of Lakeland Middle Preparatory School came in $3.5 million under budget, and the superintendent and school board have an idea what to do with those funds: Get a head start on the campus’s athletic fields with the help of another $1 million in funds set aside by the city. At the Aug. 14 school […]

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Lakeland welcomes public to tour new $20M middle school

Lakeland’s new $20-million middle school went from a spring 2016 groundbreaking to a ribbon cutting in one breathtaking year. On Sunday, officials welcomed an estimated 300 or more citizens into the pristine brick and stone-clad building. The 2017-18 school year begins on Monday, Aug. 7, openings its doors to about 600 students in grades 5-8. […]

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LSS to weigh dress code options

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Last week, the Lakeland school board carried over the topic of a standardized dress code for students until its next meeting, but all other items on the July 10 meeting’s agenda passed. In a lengthier discussion at a previous meeting on June 10, board member Geoff Hicks advocated using uniforms at both schools to save […]

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July 30 open house set for new Lakeland middle school

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The Lakeland School System is ready to unveil its new $20 million Lakeland Middle Preparatory School on July 30. Superintendent Dr. Ted Horrell, the Lakeland School System Board of Education and LMPS principal Matt Adler will host the public and both elected and appointed officials at a dedication, ribbon cutting and open house for the […]

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Bartlett, Arlington & Lakeland public schools’ 2017-18 calendar

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The following combined school district calendar is for Bartlett City Schools, Arlington Community Schools and Lakeland School System. July 27-28 New teacher induction (Bartlett and Arlington) July 31 Professional development, morning; administrative day, afternoon. For teachers and administrative staff Aug. 1 Administrative day and student enrollment verification/new student registration day Aug. 2 Professional development, morning; […]

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Lakeland to weigh different dress codes

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Lakeland’s school board is considering either a “standardized dress code” or updating the district’s traditional dress code policy. After a lengthy discussion at the June 12 meeting, the board agreed to send out a survey to parents and hear a presentation from Superintendent Dr. Ted Horrell at the July 10 meeting. The board’s goal is […]

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Bartlett’s TNReady scores are late, Arlington’s arrived today

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Bartlett City Schools and the Lakeland School System did not receive results from the TNReady tests by a May 22 deadline, so those test scores will not be counted in the final report cards of those districts’ students. Districts can opt out of using the scores if they haven’t gotten them within five days of […]

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Bartlett, Arlington, Lakeland school districts oppose voucher bill

Editor’s note: This opinion piece was provided on April 13 upon our request to the superintendents of education for Bartlett, Arlington and Lakeland’s school districts. The leadership of Arlington Community Schools, Bartlett City Schools, and Lakeland School System strongly oppose voucher bill SB 161/HB 126. The bill’s proponents reason that the bill is needed to […]

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LSS OKs next year’s budget, discusses teacher compensation

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At Monday’s meeting, Lakeland School System’s board members approved the budget for the 2017-18 school year. The budget shows $13,520,421.91 in general fund revenues and other financing sources. They also heard an update on the construction of Lakeland Preparatory Middle School, discussed teachers’ salaries and conducted routine school board business. Dr. James B. Mitchell Jr. […]

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Collegiate Corner for Feb. 23, 2017

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Colleges and universities have the following announcements about area students. Honors Angel A. Mercado of Bartlett has been named to the fall 2016 dean’s list for Rhodes College. Qualifying students must be enrolled in at least 16 credit hours of academic work and must achieve a semester grade point average of 3.70 or better. Mercado […]

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