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Under federal law, special education records, which have been collected by the Marion County School District relating to identification, evaluation, educational placement, and provision of special education services, must be retained for a minimum of three years after special education services to the student have ended. Special education services end when the student is no longer eligible for services, graduates, completes his or her educational program at age 22, or moves from the district.

Prior to the destruction of special education records, individuals 18 years of age and older or parents/guardians of dependent individuals have the right to review and/or obtain copies of these records. These records may be of use when applying for Social Security benefits, rehabilitation services, college entrance, etc.

Records on students who were enrolled in a special education program in the Marion County School District are scheduled for destruction during the month of August 2020.

If you wish to maintain this information for your personal records and for any questions or more information, contact the last school attended or the Special Education Department at (423) 942-3434. Positive identification will be required before the records can be released to the individual.


School Hours

7:00 - 7:45 - Back Doors Open.  Breakfast is served daily starting at 7:15.  Students are released to class at 7:45.

7:55 - School begins


Dismissal Times:

2:55: Prepare for dismissal

3:00: Afternoon announcements

3:05: Car riders, walkers, and first buses

3:10: All students dismissed


Contact Numbers:

Main Telephone Line: (423) 658-5635

Main Fax Line: (423) 658-6949


Important Dates:

August 4                   Registration 

September 7             NO SCHOOL - Labor Day

September 10          Progress Reports

October 9                 End of 1st Nine-Weeks

October 12-16          NO SCHOOL - Fall Break

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MCBOE Policies

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Parent and Family Engagement
Whitwell Middle School is committed to providing our parents with up-to-date news and information to help our students be successful.  One way to access this information is to become participants in our PARENT & FAMILY ENGAGEMENT programs.  Through these programs, workshops, newsletters, and informational meetings, parents are provided with information to help their child successfully continue on their educational learning programs.  
Dismissal Procedures

Unless students are being checked out before 3:00, they will exit through the back door.  Instruction time ends at 3:00.  Any dismissal before 3:00 is UNEXCUSED unless you are using a parent/doctor/dentist note.  Cars are in a double line for the first set and then merge into a single car line.  DO NOT stop and motion for your child to come to you unless you are pulled directly behind the car in front of you.  Please watch for teacher direction.

If your child is going home with another student or adult, you must send a note or email, otherwise, your child will not be allowed to leave with the person.  If you do not send a note or email, your child must go to the office to have our staff verify permission while the driver pulls around to the front of the building. 

Please remember: class instruction is ongoing until 2:55.  Please do not allow younger children to play outside the cars.  This is distractive to the classes in progress and potentially dangerous to oncoming traffic.