Board of Education

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About Us

The Murray Independent School System proudly proclaims "a tradition of excellence," extending back over a hundred years, when, in 1872, the first "Murray High School" was built in the center of town by a group of citizens concerned about the education of young people. The school district has been recognized repeatedly for academic excellence...

Our Schools

The Murray City School System is organized into an elementary school, a middle school, and a high school. With only three schools, the Murray school system is a small one, a fact which contributes immeasurably to its "tradition of excellence." Small numbers...


Murray Independent School District has enjoyed academic excellence since 1872 when it was founded. Below are just some of the many statistics that separates our district from...


Winning is an important aspect of sports. To achieve success, the Murray Independent School District athletic program provides excellent training, high standards of sportsmanship, a healthy respect for competition, and a strong foundation...

Employment Opportunities

Murray Independent School District is a community of leaders and learners. Our school district represents a great opportunity for educators to grow and develop professionally. Whether you're a recent graduate looking for a first ...


Robert Frost said, 'Home is the place, when you have to go there,they have to take you in.' I like to think of our schools as the place, where, if you get to go there, you know they'll take you in. Fond memories, strong ties...

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Every Student, Every Day -Tradition, Pride, & Excellence Since 1872
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MISD Board of Education

The five members of the Murray Board of Education are elected by the community. Individuals do not need to be parents to serve on the Board. There is an election every two years; terms are staggered so that Board members serve four years.

The Board of Education is responsible for decisions that affect the entire school district. It decides when and where to build new facilities; hires the superintendent; manages all school funds and property; sets rules and regulations for the district; establishes qualifications for employees; sets rules for student conduct; and deals with programs and facilities that affect students district-wide.

Board Members

Donnie Winchester, Dr. Richard Crouch, Mark Vinson, Laura Pitman, and Jason Howell

Board Meetings

Meetings of the Board are held the second Thursday of each month at 7PM at the following location:

Carter Administration Building
208 South 13th Street
Murray, KY 42071

Community members are welcome to attend. A typical meeting lasts about two hours and generally includes a financial report for the Board's approval; various informational presentations from teachers, staff, and community members; and an examination of correspondence and personnel matters.

The Board may go into closed or "executive" session to discuss acquisition or sale of property, possible litigation, or matters where confidentiality is important.

Meeting Schedule

Board Agendas

District employees and any member of the public may submit items to be considered for the agenda to the Superintendent ten (10) calendar days prior to the date of the meeting by filing the appropriate form.  For more information please call (270) 753-4363 or email the Superintendent's Office.

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