Warren County schools http://wkyufm.org en Warren County Files Exceptions to School Order http://wkyufm.org/post/warren-county-files-exceptions-school-order <p>Last month's ruling in the ongoing dispute between the county and Bowling Green city schools over non-resident students is now being challenged in court. County schools' attorney Jacinta Porter Monday filed an 80 page document of exceptions to hearing officer Mike Wilson's recommendation that up to 750 Warren County students be allowed to attend city schools in the coming school year.</p><p>Wilson's recommendation last month was the same one he made a year ago and that was approved by Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday. It was seen as a win for the city school system. The county&nbsp; wanted the number of non-resident students limited to just siblings of current students.</p><p>In a prepared statement, Warren County Superintendent Rob Clayton said, "We remain confident that the Commissioner will appropriately modify Mr. Wilson's recommendation to ensure the process is transparent, fair and equitable. In addition, we anticipate that the Commissioner's ruling will minimize the negative financial impact of the recommendation." Tue, 10 Jun 2014 09:10:18 +0000 Joe Corcoran 49304 at http://wkyufm.org Hearing Officer Stays With Original Ruling in Bowling Green-Warren County Schools Standoff http://wkyufm.org/post/hearing-officer-stays-original-ruling-bowling-green-warren-county-schools-standoff <p></p><p>A hearing officer in the non-resident student dispute between the two school districts recommended Tuesday that the city schools continue to be permitted to enroll 750 county students for the next school year. Those students have to apply to city schools to be accepted and pay a tuition.</p><p>“The WCPS Board is committed to doing what is fair and equitable for all kids and this belief remains steadfast," Warren County Superintendent Rob Clayton said in a news release.&nbsp; "Our Board is not in position to enter into a nonresident contract unless the agreement is transparent, fair and equitable for all students and the Hearing Officer’s recommendation is in stark contrast to this position."</p><p>Hearing officer Mike Wilson's recommendation now goes to Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday for his final ruling, which could still be appealed to the Kentucky State Board of Education.</p><p>Wilson's recommendation on the number of county students accepted was virtually identical to a decision he handed down last year. Among the findings in the 40 page report were the opinions that there's no evidence to suggest the non-resident process that Bowling Green uses is unfair. The recommendation did not suggest any guideline or deadlines for future negotiations.</p><p>The two school districts have been at odds for more than a year regarding the non-resident student cap. Wed, 28 May 2014 11:00:36 +0000 WKU Public Radio News 48701 at http://wkyufm.org Hearing Officer Stays With Original Ruling in Bowling Green-Warren County Schools Standoff Warren Co. School Superintendent Announces Retirement http://wkyufm.org/post/warren-co-school-superintendent-announces-retirement <p>Superintendent Tim Murley announced his retirement, effective February 28th, at Monday night's meeting of the Warren County school board.</p><p><a href="http://www.bgdailynews.com/news/local/warren-county-public-schools-superintendent-tim-murley-retires/article_c2bc725e-74c5-11e2-ab78-0019bb2963f4.html" target="_blank">The Bowling Green Daily News reports</a> Murley cited personal reasons for stepping down saying he wanted to spend more time with his family. He's been with the district for more than 30 years.</p><p>Board President Kerry Young said after the meeting that the school board will name an interim superintendent and will decide whether to form a search committee or to hire a company to conduct a superintendent search. Tue, 12 Feb 2013 10:24:42 +0000 Joe Corcoran 26318 at http://wkyufm.org Jody Richards Elementary School Dedicated in Warren County http://wkyufm.org/post/jody-richards-elementary-school-dedicated-warren-county <p>Warren County&#39;s newest school is named in honor of&nbsp;career educator and &nbsp;long-serving state representative former Speaker of the House Jody Richards. The $12 million school on Elrod Road in south Warren County features state of the art energy efficient systems and a healthy cafeteria kitchen with no deep fried food. Mon, 13 Aug 2012 12:43:17 +0000 Joe Corcoran 17324 at http://wkyufm.org Jody Richards Elementary School Dedicated in Warren County