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Flu Virus Spreading in Schools Across State, Nation

Peak flu season may be over, but doctors say the flu is still active through March and often well into May. School nurses report younger children being the most likely to contract the illness, because they’re often sitting close to each other for hours a day. Butler County Lead Nurse Debbie Hyatt says the symptoms she looks for include an…

State Education Leaders Visit MPACT

State Education leaders are taking tours of career centers and schools across the state in the annual Career and Technical Education State Tour. The group visited the Montgomery Preparatory Academy for Career Technology (MPACT) to see the students in action. It was State Superintendent Michael Sentence’s first time visiting MPACT. He and the other education leaders walked through welding classes, electrical…

Mtgy Co. School Board Meets to Discuss Possible Takeover

The Montgomery County School Board met Thursday to discuss the possibility of a takeover of Montgomery Public Schools by the state department of education. School leaders say the meeting was in hopes of getting all of the school board members on the same page about the possible takeover. No votes were taken at the meeting but school leaders stressed that…

Butler County Career Academy celebrates third year

The Butler County Career Academy celebrates its third year in October. The Butler County Career Academy started in October of 2013. Then, it served almost 600 students and only had 16 courses to offer, with no pathways available for students. Three years later, the program serves more than 1,500 Butler County students, provides 46 programs, and has nine of the…

Teachers Getting Schooled in the First Week of Classes

The first week of school in Montgomery County had many students excited about learning. The Kindergarten class at Flowers School had already learned a lot their first few days. Aliyah learned her colors, Brindon learned the rules about not kicking or hitting other students, and the whole class learned their first teacher – Ms. Amy Williams – loves them like…

New MPACT School Opens Doors for Students

It’s a brand new day at a brand new school for hundreds of students in Montgomery. The doors to the new Montgomery Preparatory Academy for Career Technology or MPACT, opened today at the old Montgomery Mall.  The nearly $9 million dollar construction project will allow more than 400 students in the Montgomery Public School system to get hands on training…

W.O. Parmer Elementary Construction Bid Accepted

Two Butler County schools are getting some much needed new additions. The refinancing of a 2007 bond issue left the Butler County School Board with a little more than $3 million. The refinance mandated this money be spent on capitol improvement within a three year period. Butler County BOE decided the best way to use the money would be give…

School Fights Worry School Resource Officers

Charges have been filed against three girls involved in a bathroom fight that killed a 16-year-old Delaware girl. One girl is being charged with criminally negligent homicide, and the other two are facing criminal conspiracy charges in the death of 16-year-old Amy Inita Joyner-Francis. Crimes like these are becoming a trend across the nation, and the charges come right on the…