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October 23, 2014
Evaluation to follow rather than precede renewal

In a split vote, the Morgan County Board of Education approved extending the district’s business administrator contract another two years, through June 30, 2016.

In a split vote, the Morgan County Board of Education approved extending the district’s business administrator contract another two years, through June 30, 2016.
Business Administrator D’Lynn Poll has been operating for months without a contract, noted Board Member Jody Hipwell, who voted to renew the contract immediately.

July 10, 2014

 

Morgan County School Board members weighed in on the state issue of extending a No Child Left Behind waiver, saying they don’t want to take a risk and would rather renew the waiver that is set to expire.

Morgan County School Board members weighed in on the state issue of extending a No Child Left Behind waiver, saying they don’t want to take a risk and would rather renew the waiver that is set to expire.

June 1, 2014

While the Morgan County School Board reviews the student activities policy, some board members are considering increasing the grade point average for students involved in sports and other school activities.

While the Morgan County School Board reviews the student activities policy, some board members are considering increasing the grade point average for students involved in sports and other school activities.

May 1, 2014

When a new superintendent took over the Morgan School District July 1, 2013, he had a community to calm after a failed voted leeway, a new principal to hire and bus routes to figure out.  And the weekly “Superintendent’s Corner” column that had run for decades in the newspaper ended.

When a new superintendent took over the Morgan School District July 1, 2013, he had a community to calm after a failed voted leeway, a new principal to hire and bus routes to figure out.  And the weekly “Superintendent’s Corner” column that had run for decades in the newspaper ended.

December 28, 2013

Over the years many teachers in the Morgan County School District have had the opportunity to use technology such as Smart boards in their classrooms.  These have been purchased through school trustland money, or money provided by the Morgan Education Foundation.

Over the years many teachers in the Morgan County School District have had the opportunity to use technology such as Smart boards in their classrooms.  These have been purchased through school trustland money, or money provided by the Morgan Education Foundation.

June 7, 2013

It was standing room only in the Morgan City offices for a town hall meeting with six resident panelists prepared to offer options to the voted local levy.

It was standing room only in the Morgan City offices for a town hall meeting with six resident panelists prepared to offer options to the voted local levy.

June 3, 2013

Oftentimes in debate the heart of the matter is lost in spurious details.  But occasionally the key issue becomes obviously clear.  Such a moment occurred at the Morgan County School Board meeting last month.  The proposed Voted Local Levy, a new property tax increase to fund the school budget, was the topic of discussion.  

Dear Editor, 

June 3, 2013

It was standing room only in the Morgan City offices for a town hall meeting with six resident panelists prepared to offer options to the voted local levy.
Jim Bledsoe, a four-year county resident who plans to vote against the levy, acted as moderator.  The panelists included the following four residents, who are all planning to vote against the levy: Brent Anderson, local businessman; John Barber, who operated Barber Brothers Ford for 14 years; Kera Birkeland, small business owner; Joe McFarland, father of four children who have gone through Morgan schools.
Panelist Tina Cannon, a tax professional and mother of four, said she is undecided on how she will vote on June 25’s ballot.  Panelist Jennie Earl, a 10-year resident with a master’s degree in elementary education, did not want to comment on if she was pro- or anti-levy.

It was standing room only in the Morgan City offices for a town hall meeting with six resident panelists prepared to offer options to the voted local levy.

November 24, 2012

The D.A.R.E. program may be poised to make a comeback to the Morgan County School District.

The D.A.R.E. program may be poised to make a comeback to the Morgan County School District.

November 10, 2012

Bios of candidates

County Council District #3 - Robert Kilmer
1.  You are involved in an unopposed race.  What do you think of running unopposed?
I would always prefer that the people have a choice when it comes to electing our government leaders.

July 18, 2012

 Jody Hipwell currently represents District 1 on the Morgan School Board.  Hipwell has been serving on the board since August of 2011 when she replaced Earl Ericksen, who passed away.  Hipwell is a native of Ogden.  After her marriage to her husband, Carl, they spent 17 years in the Southeast United States in Arkansas and South and North Carolina.  Hipwell, who has four children, volunteered in schools in each of the communities where they lived.  

Originally printed April 27

July 6, 2012

Although the Morgan County School Board voted to dip into pay-as-you-go funds to balance the “bare bones” budget this year, they are promising the tax payers a tax increase next year.

 
Although the Morgan County School Board voted to dip into pay-as-you-go funds to balance the “bare bones” budget this year, they are promising the tax payers a tax increase next year.