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School district on target with communication

Published 11:02am Thursday, October 24, 2013

Whether it is good news or bad news, school leaders in Lawrence County should always be forthcoming with the latest updates on their districts.

Each year, the Ironton City School District brings parents up-to-speed on happenings at the three school buildings, including how the district ranked with the statewide report card.

Dean Nance, superintendent, said he was disappointed at the turnout for his State of the Schools address, and rightly so. About 15 people attended the meeting for the district of more than 1,500 students.

It is understandable that parents and other guardians have to work to support the children who attend Ironton Schools, but it is certainly disappointing that more could not attend the address.

Nance’s address was televised and a PowerPoint presentation was uploaded to the district’s website, so we hope parents will take a look at what they may have missed by attending.

We also hope other school leaders in Lawrence County would consider a similar approach to updating the parents in their districts.

Being informed about what’s going on our children’s schools now may the key to understanding what is happening in the community when those children grow up.

Good news or bad news, each parent needs to stay informed.


  • Poor Richard

    WOW, how sad is that? Does that not speak volumes about the state of education in Lawrence County? Makes you realize why most children don’t do that great in school here – no parental involvement. Maybe you should have disguised the meeting as a ‘football dinner’, or some sporting event, or maybe an autograph by the high school football coach – I’m sure the parents would knock you down to get in on something like that! After all, every school district in this county puts sports above education!

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