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  • Head Start schedule reduced for final days of year

    Carroll County Head Start students will be on a limited schedule for the final days of the school year due to bus limitations.

    Beginning April 29 and through the last day of school May 16, school days have been cut in half. Rather than all students attending Monday through Thursday from 8-1 p.m., 4-year-olds are coming to school Monday and Wednesday and 3-year-olds are coming Tuesday and Thursday.

    Superintendent Lisa James said the Head Start bus fleet has been reduced from four to two because of two accidents.

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  • Splish! Splash!

    Cartmell Elementary students who completed 24 language arts and 24 math lessons with a score of at least 70 percent earned admission into the Compass Carnival on April 25. Students enjoyed food, games, balloon animals and the chance to hit their teachers in the face with a pie or dunk them in a water tank.

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  • Students expand learning with video conferencing

    Carroll County students are working with NASA, watching surgeries and teaching students across the district from the comfort of their own classrooms.

    Through the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Utilities Services Distance Learning and Telemedicine grant, Carroll County Schools purchased nine video conferencing systems for the district. The goal is to prepare students for the real world by providing these experiences, District Technology Coordinator Cindy Johann explained to the Board of Education at their meeting Thursday, April 25.

  • Local taxing districts to provide Fiscal with budgets

    County leaders expressed concern about a new state law that takes effect in 2014 requiring special districts in the county to present their budgets to Carroll County Fiscal Court each year.

    Magistrates and Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson agreed that the new law will make it appear that fiscal court has oversight over the eight special districts in Carroll County. However, all the districts have to do is present their budgets, not get them approved.

  • Eighth grade ceremony to be ticketed event

    Due to safety concerns in the gymnasium, Carroll County Middle School eighth-graders will be limited to three tickets per graduate for the Moving Up ceremony, scheduled for 6 p.m. May 17.

    Everyone, including children and infants, must have a ticket for admission.

    This is not the first time the ceremony has required tickets for admission. Four years ago when the high school junior class was eighth-graders, the event also was ticketed. Principal Dana Oak said the event will remain that way from this year forward.

  • New sidewalks coming to Ghent

    If all goes well, the city of Ghent may be sporting new sidewalks downtown by the end of the year.

    During the April 9 city commission meeting, Dave Eberenz of Heritage Engineering told commissioners that he is hoping to advertise for bids on the project by the end of May and allow bids to be submitted for 30 days.

    Depending on how quickly the bid process is completed, work on the project could start in July or August.

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