Marion City Schools

District Announcements


    The Marion City Schools Board of Education meeting scheduled for April 17 will be held on April 18 at the regular time.

    The school board will hold the following meetings for the purpose of a superintendent search.


    April 27th at 6:30 p.m. at Grant Middle School


    May 10th at 1:00 p.m.  at Grant Middle School in room 225
    May 17th, 18th, and 19th at 6 p.m. at Grant Middle School  in room 225
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Superintendent search

The Marion City School District has announced it is launching a search to replace Superintendent Gary Barber, who has led the district for the past four years. The district is seeking an educational leader who will embrace its vision and inspire achievement.

It is anticipated that the new superintendent would take office by Aug. 1, 2017. The community will be asked to give input on a candidate profile that will be shared online from April 12 to April 21. The survey is online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MarionProfile.

The Educational Service Center of Central Ohio will conduct the search on behalf of the district. The ESC currently serves school districts in Delaware, Franklin, Licking, Madison, Ross and Union counties, including more than 200,000 children in 28 school districts and career technical centers. The ESC responds to the needs of partners and provides services to support quality educational opportunities for all students.

For more information, visit www.escco.org/Marion or contact Bill Reimer, ESC of Central Ohio, at Bill.Reimer@escco.org or 614-284-1832. 

Open Enrollment Forms Available March 20

Parents of students who live outside of the Marion City School district but want to have their children attend one of the eight Marion City Schools buildings during the 2017/18 school year can pick up the necessary forms starting March 20 at each of our buildings.
The open enrollment policy gives parents the opportunity to choose a school and/or school district for their children to attend tuition-free. It applies to students in schools in Marion County and throughout the state.
Students attending Marion City Schools under our open enrollment policy must re-apply each year.
Applications will also be available on the same date for parents who want to have their students transferred from one Marion City Schools building to another. These applications may also be picked up at each of our buildings. Any student who currently attends a school other than their neighborhood school must re-apply for the coming school year. 
Open enrollment applications will only be accepted from April 10 through May 19. 

District News

School Delays/Closings

As winter arrives, so does the chance of snowy or frigid weather. Marion City Schools strives to announce delays and closings as soon as possible.

Calamity Day Plan
The state allows districts up to five calamity days that they do not have to make up. School districts may use online lessons to make up a sixth, seventh and eighth day. Marion City Schools will again use this option if it has more than five calamity days during the school year. Click here for more information.
School delays 

Schools will open, if there is a one-hour delay:
8:30 a.m. at Harding High School
9:02 a.m. at Grant Middle School
10 a.m. at elementary schools
Schools will open, if there is a two-hour delay:
9:30 a.m. at Harding High School
10:02 a.m. at Grant Middle School
11 a.m. at elementary schools
Preschool delays 
If there is a one-hour delay, the morning class will start at 10 a.m. and end at 12 p.m.
The afternoon class will start at 1:30 p.m. and end at 3:30 p.m.
If there is a two-hour delay, the morning class will start at 11 a.m. and end at 12:30 p.m.
The afternoon class will start at 2 p.m. and end at 3:30 p.m.
Weather alerts
Delays and closings will be announced via the following.
MCS Website at www.marioncityschools.org              NBC 4 Columbus
Twitter @MCSPresidents                                        ABC 6 Columbus
Marion City Schools Facebook                                WBNS-10 TV Columbus
MarionStar.com                                                   FOX 28 Columbus
MarionOnline.com                                                WBNS-AM Radio 1460
WMRN 1490 AM                                                   WBNS-FM Radio 97.1                        
Buckeye Country 94.3 FM                                      WTVN Radio 610 AM
WZMO Marion Radio 107.5 FM                                Ohio News Network

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