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Superintendent Kyle Estes

Board approves budget, bids and SB-128 applications

The Hancock County Board of Education held its regularly scheduled monthly meeting in the Commons Area of Hancock County High School last Thursday, May 27. The meeting started at 5:30 p.m., and a light agenda greeted members of the board. The main items included approving a tentative $14,237,000 budget for school year 2021-2022, a couple…

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Students returning to five days April 19

Members of the Hancock County School Board voted Monday to allow students to return to in-person classes five days a week, starting the second week after spring break. The approved plan was presented by superintendent Kyle Estes, who said that it was vital that students return to a more normal schedule as soon as possible.…

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Gorman resigns as HCHS principal

Hancock County High School will have an interim principal for the remainder of the school year after Ashley Gorman announced her resignation last week and has already left the district. Gorman told teachers at the school on March 15 that she was resigning, and just four days later she was no longer at the school.…

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Board to vote March 8 return for all students

Hancock County students in all grades could be going back to school, in-person and all at the same time, in the second week of March, based on a recommendation the school board will consider at Thursday night’s meeting. Superintendent Kyle Estes had formulated a plan for bringing students back to class just days before a…

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Students return despite spiking COVID cases

Hancock County remains in the red, and is in fact in the top five in the state for average incidents in the state’s measurements, but students returned to school Monday, although Superintendent Kyle Estes says enough is known about COVID-19 to be able to do it safely. “I’ve been asked, OK, well what’s the difference…

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