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USD 408 in ‘good shape’ for Leiker’s final year

USD 408 in ‘good shape’ for Leiker’s final year

“This is where I wanted the district to be when we made the change in superintendency. I want someone to enjoy the quality of the school system we enjoy and I am proud of it.”<p>—Supt. Lee Leiker After years of declining enrollment, USD 408 Super­intendent Lee Leiker said the district is stabilizing with an increase in students for both 2015-16 […]

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Marion, Goessel welcome 13 new teachers this fall

Marion, Goessel welcome 13 new teachers this fall

New Goessel Teachers USD 408 Marion and USD 411 Goessel will welcome a total of 13 new teachers as the new school begins this month. USD 408 Nine new staff members will begin their duties for USD 408 this fall. Dmitry Bucklin, who grew up in Mountain Lake, Minn., will teach instrumental music for grades five through 12 , elementary […]

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USD 408 releases year-end honor roll

Marion High School Marion Middle School have released their honor rolls for the second semester of the 2015-16 school year. To qualify for “high honors, a student must attain a grade-point average of 4.0-3.86; for “regular honors,” a GPA of 3.75-3.5; for “honorable mention,” a GPA of 3.49-3.0. Marion High School High honors Seniors: Sydnee Diane Baldwin, Jade Eli Corona, […]

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Schools better despite tight budgets

Schools better despite tight budgets

?I believe we are doing a better job of educating our students than we ever have. And we aren?t going to let decisions from Topeka hinder what our goal is, which is doing a better job every year for students.??Lee Leiker, USD 408 superintendent Florence-Marion USD 408 continued to thrive in 2015 even with ongoing budget limitations, said Superintendent Lee […]

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Summer meal program a ?go? for USD 408 children

? Program will operate from May 25 to July 31. There is such a thing as a free lunch after all?at least for the children of USD 408 starting in late May. The city of Marion, along with other businesses and organizations, lent enough support to start a federal summer meals program. City Administrator Roger Holter said he?s excited to […]

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Achieving excellence in challenging times

Achieving excellence in challenging times

USD 408 Superintendent Lee Leiker One of the sustained goals at the Unified School District 408 Marion-Florence during 2014 was producing a quality education for students while supporting the staff?s efforts to meet those needs. According to Superintendent Lee Leiker, probably the greatest highlight last year was the ?outstanding job? that teachers and students did and continue to do. National […]

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USD 408 super highlights gains amid state cuts

USD 408 super highlights gains amid state cuts

LeeLeiker002 School started Aug. 14 for students at USD?408 Marion-Florence, and Superintendent Lee Leiker told Marion Chamber of Commerce members Friday that a lot is happening in the district. ?We are a better district now than we have ever been, and we continue making that our focus and with less (money)? he said. Some of those successes include athletic stadium […]

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