Lincoln County Schools could gain control of schools again

The state Board of Education voted this week to give the Lincoln County school system preliminary full accreditation status. Up next for the school system, a full audit this fall and if that goes okay Lincoln County would regain full control of its schools. The state took over in 2000 over the state of disrepair of the buildings, illegal hiring practices and low student test scores. In December 2010, the state returned control of most of the system's operations to Lincoln County, and full accreditation would be the next step.