Strong school systems linked to higher property values

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By WIL EVANS Special to The Daily Herald As the president of the Maury Alliance and a homeowner myself, I know a number of factors come into play when choosing to buy or build a home. For families relocating, schools often top the list as a primary determining factor. The quality of the public school system has an impact on … Read More

MCPS High School Student Spotlight

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MCPS Student Spotlight Collage

Our campaign, “The Grass is Greener Where you Water It,” provides Maury County Public Schools the opportunity to showcase the talented, young students in our midst. Over the next few weeks, we’ll showcase a few of the bright, curious and courageous students in our schools who are well on their way to becoming tomorrow’s leaders. Alexis, Jadai, Nick, Georgia, Bailey … Read More

Maury County lures builders, buyers with good schools, affordability

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Bill Lewis, For The Tennessean Deanna and Ron Damesworth moved into their new home in Columbia last May. Like a growing number of home buyers, they wanted to live in Maury County, where home prices are more affordable than in neighboring Williamson County. “I’m not a status person who has to be in a certain place,” said Deanna Damesworth. The couple … Read More

Director of schools to join Twitter chat

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Special to The Daily Herald Tennessee Promise has students thinking about college, but many of these students and their parents also have questions about how it all will work. The Maury County Chamber and Economic Alliance and Maury County Public Schools are hoping to alleviate worries for the county’s next generation of high school graduates by hosting a Twitter chat … Read More

Maury County School System takes notes from public

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By MIKE CHRISTEN The Maury County school system began a season-long survey by launching its “MCPS Keys to College and Career Readiness” program last week with the goal of bringing a brighter future to the county’s students. From October until Dec. 10, the school system is conducting a survey that solicits input from all of Maury County’s citizens. “You … Read More

#GrowMaury Newsletter, Vol. 2

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A LETTER FROM DR. CHRIS MARCZAK, DIRECTOR OF MAURY COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS I am honored to live, work and play in Maury County and am proud to be both the director of schools and a parent to four Maury County students. As a competitive school system, we offer exciting activities in which students can participate, both during and after school … Read More

Marczak pens contract as new schools director

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By TIM HODGE Chris Marczak officially became Maury County’s new director of schools after he signed a four-year contract Thursday. Marczak will have an annual salary of $175,000. He made the move during a school board meeting at the Horace O. Porter school in Columbia. Marczak begins his first day Friday morning. The board approved Marczak as the new … Read More

Parental involvement is critical to education

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By KATHERINE LEWIS When it comes to making decisions about our children’s education, we want to provide them with the best opportunities possible so they may reach their fullest potential. Many people believe these opportunities lie within private schools or certain school districts, but it all depends on what you, as a parent, put into your child’s education. Maury County … Read More

Survey: Educators optimistic

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A majority of Maury County educators believe there is much opportunity for the school system in the next five years, according to a recent survey. More than half of those surveyed feel there are still some challenges that need addressing. Teachers and principals completed the poll to help develop Maury County Chamber and Economic Alliance’s campaign, “The Grass is Greener … Read More