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Posted: Friday, 06 June 2014 12:40PM

Lacy Community To Hold Monday Meeting



A Lacy Community Meeting is planned for Monday night at New Barren Springs Baptist Church to discuss the next step in the efforts to keep Lacy Elementary School open. A flyer promoting the meeting, which is scheduled for 5:45pm, June 9th, is being distributed with a title of "There's still Hope For Lacy". 

The meeting comes after Christian County Board of Education Attorney Jack Lackey filed a response earlier this week to a lawsuit filed May 12th on behalf of the Lacy Community. The response denies the major allegations that Superintendent Mary Ann Gemmill provided false information to the Board on the status of the school, that the defendants failed to investigate information they were given in determining to close the school, and that the Board has violated Kentucky Revised Statues and Kentucky Administrative Regulations when choosing to close the school. Further the response clarifies that individual Board members should not be named as defendants because they are acting in their official capacity.

The lawsuit filed by Lacy claims Keith Sharp performed the evaluation of the Lacy Elementary School and has also worked on the design of the addition at Pembroke Elementary School and therefore has a conflict of interest in the case. The Board's response notes that JKS Architects performed the evaluation and has worked on several projects for the Christian County Board of Education and denies a conflict of interest in the case. 

Lackey, Superintendent Gemmill, and the Board have declined to comment on the lawsuit.

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