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School Board approves easement for U.S. 60 widening

The Hancock County School Board has approved a temporary easement on its Central Office property located at 83 State Route 3543 for the planned widening of U.S. 60 West. The property is fronted by the U.S. highway. The project – first added to the state’s Six-Year Road Plan in 2012 – will widen the westbound…

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Kessans, Roberts will take on admin roles at HCMS

Rylann Kessans and Jack Roberts will get a taste of the challenges of running a middle school and a school district after they were elected “Principal and Superintendent for the Day” at Hancock County Middle School. The election was conducted as part of a civics unit taught by Josh Roberts, social studies teacher at HCMS.…

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Sprinkler malfunction forces schools dismissal Tuesday

Hancock County Schools were dismissed district-wide on Tuesday after a sprinkler malfunctioned in a mechanical room at Hancock County High School on Sunday. Superintendent Robert Asberry said the sprinkler flowed for at least two hours early Sunday morning, with the water damaging electrical and communications systems for the district. Internet and phone communications hardware is…

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Hancock Schools dismisses for two days due to illness staffing shortages

Hancock County Schools were dismissed from classes Jan. 28 and Jan. 31 due to staffing shortages among teachers, classified staff and bus drivers, brought on by illness within the district, mostly due to COVID-19 infection. Assistant Superintendent Nick Boling, Director of Pupil Personnel for the district, said while illness from such things as influenza or…

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Emmick elected chair of School Board, Kennedy finishes eight years

  The Hancock County School Board has restructured its leadership team, electing Board member David Emmick as chairperson. Emmick replaces Allen Kennedy, who served as chair for eight years. “I love the job, but it was time for a change,” Kennedy said. “I love being a Board member, but there are four other qualified people…

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