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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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MISD Volunteer Information

by S. Purdom
Added: 7/12/2017 3:02:49 PM

July 2017

(Volunteer applications are available to be completed at this link).
2017-2018 MISD Volunteer Trainings

MISD Volunteer Trainings at Central Office Board Room
208 S. 13th Street
Murray, Ky 42071

Monday, July 24-7 p.m. (MMS Library)
Thursday, July 27-Noon (MES Gym)
Monday, July 31-MMS-6 p.m.(MMS Library)
Tuesday, August 1-MMS-6:30 (MMS Library)
Tuesday, Aug. 8-MES-6:30 (MES Gym)

Monday, Aug. 14-noon & 4:45 p.m. MISD Board Room
Wednesday, Aug. 16-noon and 4:45 p.m. MISD Board Room

(Other training dates will be offered after school starts. Dates will be posted and sent via email communication.)

Thank you so much for volunteering in the Murray Independent School District. All volunteers are required to complete yearly confidentiality trainings and submit a new volunteer form. Each volunteer is required to become approved. This mandates a state-background check. There is a suggested $10 donation fee to perform the background check, due to the state announcing a $10 fee is required by all schools to perform the check. Once the background check is received and approved the check remains on file five years until another check is required. A current background list is available by contacting Sherry Purdom @ the MISD Board office, at

Thanks to our 400 plus volunteers who logged nearly 19,000 volunteer hours. With your help the Murray Independent School District is ranked as the number one Kentucky public school district.
Please remember each year all volunteers must be approved to assist in any endeavor, whether inside the classroom, coaching, or accompanying as a field trip chaperone.
Approved volunteers must have the following in place:
1. An application
2. Approved State Background check
3. Confidentiality Training
(There is a suggested $10 fee for the background check that, once received, is good for five years.)

The fall volunteer deadline is: Friday, Oct. 6 will be deadline to have all items in place and volunteer for fall.
The spring volunteer deadline is: Friday, March 30 will be deadline to have all items in place and volunteer for spring.
Please remember to accompany your child on a field trip all above items must be in place.

Currently, a volunteer list is in place that indicates all 2017 background checks that expire. Please contact me at to check.

Thanks for all you do. We appreciate youļ

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