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Lakeland School System

2014 service academy nominations

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Congressman Stephen Fincher (R) has nominated the following students for 2018 appointments to U.S. service academies U.S. Naval Academy Christopher Waelde (Bartlett) – Bolton High School Jasmine Walker (Arlington) – Arlington High School> U.S. Air Force Academy Bailey Wittman (Lakeland) – Christian Brothers High School William Tyler Phillips (Bartlett) – Arlington High School U.S. Military […]

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Bolton annexation idea draws praise and heat

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A dedicated group of Bolton residents asked Lakeland to annex their 35 square-mile community in Shelby County, and the city has agreed to conduct a study on their proposal. Chris Price, speaking for the pro-annexation group, presented the petition at the board’s Feb. 18 meeting. The area contains roughly 1,026 single-family homes, he said, estimating […]

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‘Giving Together’ adds $6K in Lifeblood donations

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Lakeland school board unveils logo, preps for Feb. 10 meeting

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By Carolyn Bahm Express editor Churning waters, a distant sailboat navigating the waves and a guiding star are the eye-catching elements in the Lakeland School System’s proposed logo, provided by board member Matt Wright and unveiled at Monday night’s school board work session. The symbolism captures the rough waters of standing up a new school […]

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Lakeland School System gets initial 3-month budget

By CAROLYN BAHM Express Editor The Lakeland school board approved a $62,000 three-month start-up budget at Monday’s meeting. The start-up funding for January through March came from $100,000 allocated by the city of Lakeland. Using those funds, Supt. Ted Horrell proposed an initial budget with these categories: wages and benefits for the district’s first few […]

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Arlington, Lakeland approve superintendents’ contracts

By Carolyn Bahm Express Editor Arlington unanimously approved Supt. Tammy Mason’s contract with an annual salary of $143,000, a business vehicle, health insurance, and other benefits. No performance bonus is included. Lakeland approved Supt. Ted Horrell’s contract with an annual salary of $132,600, a $200 monthly car allowance, mileage reimbursement for business-related travel beyond 60 […]

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Lakeland plans Jan. 6 contract vote

By Carolyn Bahm Express Editor The Lakeland School Board is targeting Jan. 6 to approve a proposed contract with Dr. William Edward “Ted” Horrell III as the new school district’s first superintendent. Board members unanimously voted for Horrell at a Dec. 23 meeting, and the salary and benefits negotiations are progressing. An official start date […]

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Lakeland, Arlington share candidates for school superintendent

By Carolyn Bahm Express Editor Lakeland and Arlington school boards separately interviewed the same four candidates for superintendent on Jan. 20. Although the leading candidate was not yet chosen at press time on Monday, one or more job offers may soon be on the table. The boards planned to meet separately Monday afternoon to compare […]

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