New law removes hurdle for building schools

According to new state law, local officials – including the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners – can no longer deny a zoning request from a school because of traffic concerns.  The law went into effect Aug. 1, two days before the public hearing to rezone property for Westlake Preparatory Academy.  “If you’re not the first board to be operating under […]

Lincoln Charter to start school year with remote learning

In a meeting that lasted more than three hours, the Lincoln Charter School Board voted to start the upcoming school year under the state’s Plan C guidelines, meaning all students will learn remotely.  “It wasn’t what I would consider to be an easy decision, but it really boils down to trying to err on the side of caution,” said Lincoln […]