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Lakeland School System

LSS updates its policies, preps legislative agenda

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The Lakeland School System’s board passed new a new policy about preventing and treating sports-related concussions, updated the operating budget and conducted other business at its Sept. 8 meeting. In other action board members updated policies on discipline procedures, child abuse and neglect, and homeless students. They also approved an emergency preparedness plan and the […]

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Lakeland Expo 2016

The annual Lakeland Expo, held 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 20 at Lakeland Elementary School, drew guests to browse products and services that local businesses offer. Attendees also enjoyed demos and door prizes, as well as face painting, balloon twisting and games for the children. For more information, email ginny@mylakelandchamber.org.

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Lakeland’s city, school boards come together on construction issue

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The city of Lakeland and its municipal school district are working together to manage roadwork related to the construction and operation of Lakeland Middle Preparatory School. The school district is negotiating with property owners for fewer than two acres of land where temporary access is needed during construction, and slivers of land are also needed […]

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LSS eyes $27K annual savings with software change

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Lakeland’s school board on Monday night approved a software change that could save the district thousands annually after the new middle school opens in August 2017. The board authorized Dr. Ted Horrell, superintendent of education, to negotiate a contract with Skyward Inc. The move will replace the Lakeland School System’s current business management (APECS), student […]

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LSS considers supporting test alternatives to TNReady

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The Lakeland school board will be considering a stance on alternatives to the state’s current TNReady assessment requirement. This year’s statewide failures with TNReady have made some districts concerned that this state testing may not always be the most manageable and timely solution to assess students’ academically. At Monday night’s meeting, board members sounded positive […]

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2 Lakeland Prep contracts authorized

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The Lakeland school board took two giant steps toward making its new middle school a reality on May 26. In a special-called meeting, the Lakeland School System (LSS) board authorized the executive committee to enter into a construction agreement with Chris Woods Construction Co. for the construction of Lakeland Middle Preparatory School (Lakeland Prep). The […]

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At a Glance for May 19, 2016

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Pit bull rescue group plans May 22 event The Hearts of Gold Pit Rescue will host an adoption event for pit bulls 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. May 22 at Bumpus Harley-Davidson, Collierville. Enjoy the pooches, the free face painting, the silent auction, and snacks. All donations appreciated. Bumpus Harley Davidson is at 325 S Byhalia Rd, […]

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LSS taps Bolton administrator as middle school principal

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Lakeland’s middle school, slated to break ground May 26, will have its principal in place a year before classes begin so he can be involved in preparing for the new school’s launch. Lakeland School System superintendent Dr. Ted Horrell has announced the selection of Matt Adler as the founding principal of Lakeland Middle Preparatory School. […]

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LSS tech specialist named among top 52 in U.S.

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A Lakeland School System tech specialist was among just 52 professionals nationwide that PBS honored for excellence. PBS LearningMedia chose Wanda Terral, an IT specialist, as one of its Lead Digital Innovators. The honor signifies excellence in using technology and digital media to support student learning. PBS LearningMedia is a free media on-demand service that […]

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Area schools honor 2016 valedictorians, salutatorians

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Area high schools have provided the following biographies of their 2016 valedictorians and salutatorians. Bartlett High School Valedictorian: Bawan Faraedoon Qaladize has lived a short life so far, but it’s one with much achievement. His cumulative grade point average of 4.5 has earned him the distinction of Bartlett High School’s Class of 2016 valedictorian. His […]

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LSS approves HVAC installer and 2016-17 salary schedule

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On Monday night, the Lakeland School Board approved Roy May Heating & Air Conditioning Co. Inc. for HVAC installations at Lakeland Elementary School this summer. The company was the lowest qualified bidder and will install new all the new classroom units and the larger cafeteria units for $69,224. The work will be scheduled in coordination […]

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Lakeland, Arlington strike new agreement to educate older LSS students

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Arlington and Lakeland school districts now have a new interlocal agreement in place, as of Monday night. That gives Lakeland’s older students a place to attend classes until their district can build its own high school. The agreement also spells out how Lakeland’s middle-school students will continue to be educated until the new Lakeland Middle […]

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