Lee County School Board Votes To Move 8th Grade Students

The Lee County School Board recently voted 3-1 with one abstention to move the eighth grade students from their current location in the Jonesville Middle School and the Pennington Middle School to Lee High School for the 2018-2019 school year. Voting in favor of the move were Chairman Michael Kidwell from District 1, Pam Fannon from District 5, and Rob Hines from District 2, with Ty Harber from District 3 voting against and Debbie Jessie from district 4 abstaining.
Originally the motion was presented as transferring the eighth grade students from the two middle schools to Lee High School and requiring administration to develop boundaries consistent with school attendance areas. After a brief discussion a motion was made to amend the action by deleting the administration requirement of developing boundaries. During the Public Comment portion of the meeting at the beginning, numerous citizens commented on the proposed eighth grade move.
A work session for the 2019 fiscal year school board budget was held before the regular meeting with discussion on the revenue estimates, expenditures, and capital improvement plan with additional work sessions to be scheduled in the future.

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