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Ken Marang


The Fort Madison School Board went against the recommendation of district administrators by choosing not to eliminate several teaching positions. Superintendent Ken Marang said no one ever wants to eliminate jobs, but sometimes it has to be done.

TSPR's Jason Parrott

Ken Marang is quick to point out how much he has enjoyed his time with the Fort Madison School District, in particular the students, the teachers, the school board, and the community.  But he said it's time to look to the future, which is why he will retire as superintendent on June 30, 2016.

The Fort Madison School District is moving ahead with a plan to get new technology in the hands of its students.

A vacant school building in northern Lee County will soon be no more.

Some residents of an unincorporated Lee County community want a former school to be demolished.

It could be a few months before the sale of a vacant Fort Madison school is finalized.

The Fort Madison School District will soon have to decide what to do with one of its former schools.

The head of the Fort Madison School District says the sale of the district’s former middle school is not the done deal some believe it to be.

Decision Soon on Former FM School

Dec 21, 2012

The Fort Madison School Board could make a decision in January on the future of the district’s former middle school.

Lee County to Tour School

Dec 5, 2012

The Lee County Board of Supervisors has agreed to take a closer look at the former Fort Madison Middle School as potential office space.

Fort Madison School Adding Gravel

Nov 8, 2012

The Fort Madison School District is getting ready to address a safety concern.