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December 11, 2017

Education

The Committee on Bullying Prevention Meets

The agenda was concise but the first meeting at Luther Public Schools of the Bullying Prevention Meeting lasted for two hours, according to Supt. Barry Gunn. He said they covered a lot of ground. The committee met November 29, in response to an outcry from some parents accusing some administrators of ignoring the problem. The discussion

The Committee on Bullying

I don’t sit here as the superintendent of schools and pretend to know everything. I can take advice from the community,” said Gunn emphasizing that each Luther school has anti-bullying efforts in place.

“Hit list” juvenile in custody

UPDATE: reflecting the student was released from custody November 15. UPDATE: Monday 11 am to include letter from LPS Superintendent Barry Gunn. The 14-year-old expelled Luther Middle School student who allegedly authored a hit list naming students and teachers he wanted to kill is in custody. Luther Police Chief David Randall says the boy was arrested

Quiet day at LPS

UPDATED STORY, SATURDAY 8:30 AM Friday was ordinary at Luther Public Schools. While there was increased police presence, it was business as usual with the addition of students honoring our Veterans with an assembly. Under the surface, the Luther Police Department continued working the case of a student who allegedly authored a hit list against

Hit list at school leads to expulsion

“We had a juvenile write a list about other students. As a precaution, the school administration did lock the doors and we came to investigate the information to see what exactly happened. As of right now, no one is in danger, and we will continue to monitor any information that presents itself,” Chief Randall told The Luther Register.

Enrollment up; and plenty of money

The Luther School Board conducted its October business in about thirty minutes Monday night. But the short agenda packed a lot information. Here’s the rundown: Treasurer Gary Roy reported that the district has “plenty of money,” and although the current balance is low, tax receipts are expected in November, December and January to meet the

Week Five: for the WIN and teacher appreciation

It was Teacher Appreciation Night at Wilson Field before the big Lion trouncing of the Crooked Oak Ruf-Nex. Before Friday night’s kick-off, each senior brought a favorite teacher on the field for recognition and thanks. It was sweet to hear the players’ remarks for their respective teachers over the speakers at Wilson Field. Luther loves

More money for the schools

The Luther School Board, Monday night approved an “Estimate of Needs” for the 2017-18 school year. It’s what the district uses to base its budget on, and the new numbers give the district some more money to spend this year. It was quite a difference from the September board meeting a year ago.  The new

The Lion Tree

If you stop into the bank lobby, you can’t help but notice the “Lion Tree” on the wall by where we fill out our deposit slips. It’s an effort to bless the teachers at Luther Public Schools by choosing a card that has a teacher’s wish list. Scientific calculators for Ms. Grogan; construction paper for

Fence dispute leads to lawsuit against Town and School

On a Monday night in Luther, Wildhorse Park was packed. There were families picnicking at the playgrounds, Little League football and cheer teams were practicing for this weekend’s games. A volunteer over at the baseball field was mowing. And there was a Lady Lions Softball game going against Stroud. The stands were full. The bleachers,

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