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Education

  • School lunch prices increase for 2012-13

    The Carroll County School Nutrition Department has announced changes in the lunch prices for the new school year.

    The increase was approved by the school board in connection with the federally mandated increase for paid lunches.

    At Kathryn Winn and Cartmell, the lunch price for students will be $1.80; at the middle school and high school, the lunch price will be $2 for students.

    The student breakfast price will remain the same as last year – $1.15 – at all schools.

    Extra milk is also the same as last year, 50 cents.

  • James, board review school district’s goals for 2012-13

    Meeting the state’s College and Career Readiness expectations and requirements remains the focus at Carroll County’s schools.

    Superintendent Lisa James outlined all of her goals for the district to the Board of Education during a special meeting Thursday, Aug. 2.

    “We are working hard to infuse critical thinking in the classroom,” she said. “This is a pivotal point in education; [teaching is] no longer [done] the way we were taught.”

  • Getting everybody ready for school
  • Board won’t raise tax over compensatory rate

    The Carroll County Board of Education last week agreed to seek the compensatory tax rate for fiscal year 2013 rather than take the 4 percent increase allowed by the state.

    The tax rate will be on the agenda for the next regular meeting at 5 p.m. Aug. 23, when the board will formally vote on it. The board meets in the media room at Carroll County Middle School.

  • Burgess honored, Unker to retire; school system in ‘good shape’

     Superintendent Lisa James led the Carroll County Board of Education in honoring Patty Burgess at the start of the board’s regular meeting Thursday, July 26.

    Burgess is leaving after 17 years as the district’s director of food services. Lisa Gault of Carrollton recently was hired to fill the position.

    James presented Burgess with a plaque, and board members praised Burgess for the work she had done over the years.

  • Celebrating Reading

     Carroll County Public Library Summer Reading Program finished up on July 25 with a performance by juggler and ventriloquist Mike Hemmelgarn from Dayton, Oh. The Summer Reading Program is designed to help children keep up their reading level when school is not in session. 

  • 1,000 books before kindergarten

     SARAH BEACH

    The News-Democrat Intern

    Aiden Lilley, 5, was the first person to complete the Carroll County Public Library program called “1,000 Books Before Kindergarten.”

    While children of ages one to five are elligible for the program, Lilley was already five before he began. This left him only from January to August to read the allotted 1,000 books.

  • At the Library--August 1, 2012

      Regular children’s programing will be on vacation for the month of August. Sign your child up for “1,000 Books Before Kindergarten.” Ask at the desk for details.

    Wednesday, Aug, 1: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Carroll County Animal Support, 10-noon; Zumba, 5:15 p.m.

    Thursday, Aug. 2: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.;  GED help, 3:30 p.m.; ESL class, 6 p.m.

  • Musical Marching
  • JCTC offers free college classes to those 65 and older

     Pursue a new interest, follow a passion, go exploring, all completely tuition free. But there is a catch. You must be 65 or older.

    Jeffer-son Commun-ity and Technical College has dedicated itself to lifelong learning. 

    As part of that mission, all classes are free for students who are 65 years or older, in a program known as the Donovan Scholarship.

    There are no required test scores or previous college experience required to enroll.