Marion City Schools to re-occupy former administrative building

Marion City Schools

Marion City Schools has announced plans for its former administrative building as a church leasing the 910 East Church Street property moves to its new home. Liberty Baptist Church, which has leased the building since 2012, is moving to 921 Woodrow Ave. where it will have more room to grow. The Marion City Digital Academy […]

Reinhart to succeed Wood as Marion City Schools treasurer

Veronica Reinhart

The Marion City Schools Board of Education has announced that Veronica Reinhart will succeed retiring Marion City Schools Treasurer Bob Wood. The board awarded a contract to Reinhart at Monday’s meeting. She will work per diem July 15-31 and her contract starts on August 1. The board chose Reinhart after interviews with four finalists selected […]

Marion City Schools hires new director, principals

Nichole Jiran

Three educators will bring their passion for serving students to Marion City Schools following school board action this month. The Marion City Schools Board of Education approved contracts that start next school year for Nichole Jiran, Benjamin Porter and Leah Filliater. The district hired Jiran, currently a superintendent at Hopewell-Loudon Schools in Bascam, to serve […]

Harding, GEAR UP hosts first Prexie Signing Day honoring 116 students

Prexie Signing Day - 2015

GEAR UP at Marion Harding High School hosted its first college signing day as the high school recognized students for committing to their future plans. Prexie Signing Day recognized 116 seniors enrolled in either higher education or the military. Organizers invited seniors on May 7 to celebrate their milestones by taking center stage on the […]

GEAR UP to host Prexie Signing Day to celebrate higher education

Marion City Schools

Following examples from around the nation, GEAR UP and Marion Harding High School will rally behind students enrolled in higher education or the military on Thursday. Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs, known as GEAR UP, is a federally funded initiative meant to support early college preparation and awareness. The initiative aims to […]

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 […]