Marion City Schools Board extends superintendent’s contract by five years

Grant Middle School robotics students Erin Rollins, Tadley Pollard and McKenzie Redmon demonstrate their robot for Marion City Schools Superintendent Gary Barber.

The Marion City Schools Board of Education granted a five-year contract extension to Superintendent Gary Barber at Monday’s board meeting. The extension, from Aug. 1, 2016, to July 31, 2021, is the longest that the board can extend his contract under state law. The board hired Barber in 2013 to succeed James Barney. Barber’s current […]

Marion City Schools veteran returning to lead Benjamin Harrison

Leah Filliater

Marion City Schools has announced that Leah Filliater, a 14-year veteran of Marion City Schools, will return to the district as principal at Benjamin Harrison Elementary School next school year. Filliater has accepted an offer to return to the school where she successfully implemented the Leader in Me whole-school transformational model. Her employment is pending […]

Grant to boost learning tools for Marion City Schools students with autism

Melody Franklin, a teacher in the Step by Step autism unit at Garfield Elementary School, uses an iPad to guide instruction.

A grant from the GPD Employees’ Foundation will benefit Marion City Schools’ Autistic students by paying for iPads and an educational app. The district has been awarded a $19,522 grant that will enable it to buy 49 iPads for Autistic students and their teachers. It will also pay for the See, Touch, Learn school version […]

Marion City School Board votes to display Ten Commandments plaque at Historical Society

Marion City Schools

The Marion City Schools Board of Education voted Monday to display a Ten Commandments plaque previously hung at Harding High School at the Marion County Historical Society. The plaque will be loaned to the historical society while the school district will retain ownership. The school district may request the plaque back at any time. Superintendent […]

City Schools’ Food Program to benefit from Kasich inauguration leftovers

Marion City Schools

Organizations focused on the health and well-being of children, including the Marion City Schools, will share $182,000 that remained in Gov. John Kasich’s re-election coffers after settling the final bills for the governor’s inauguration events. First Lady Karen Kasich announced Tuesday the money would be split among several groups that work with children on issues […]

Marion City Schools’ bus involved in minor crash

Marion Police Department

The Marion Police Department said a school bus from the Marion City Schools was involved in a minor crash Tuesday morning with one student transported to the hospital. At approximately 7:45am on March 3, 2015, police responded to a reported crash involving the school bus on North Greenwood Street just south of East Fairground Street. […]

City, RV Schools would be boosted under governor’s education spending plan, others would be cut

Gov. John Kasich said he doesn’t consider his new school funding plan to be a redistribution of income, even as it sends more money to poor districts and less to richer ones. “It is a conservative point of view in that every kid should be in a position to thrive,” Kasich said. “I don’t see […]

Public hearing set to review 2015-2016 City Schools’ calendar

The Marion City School Board of Education will hold a public hearing on Monday, February 2, 2015 to address the school calendar for 2015-2016. The meeting will be held at 7:00 pm in the Grant Middle School library at 420 Presidential Drive in Marion.

Marion City Schools hosting free winter produce markets

Marion City Schools

The Marion City Schools is hosting Winter Produce Markets to provide low income community members free produce. The markets will be held at the following dates and times at Grant Middle School in the cafeteria: January 24- 12:00 pm-2:00 pm February 28-12:00 pm-2:00 pm March 28- 12:00 pm-2:00pm Marion City School is partnering with Mid-Ohio […]

New home chosen for Ten Commandments plaque

Marion City Schools

A committee recommended on Tuesday that a Ten Commandments plaque previously located at Marion Harding High School be on display at Diverse Moves Dance Studio. The committee, which included faith-based leaders, Harding students, community leaders, a student’s parent, a student’s grandparent, Marion City Schools Superintendent Gary Barber and school board member Ted McKinniss, met for […]