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The issue isn’t money, it’s a need for bodies

Shelby graduation event reaches for helping hands

By Beth Herrinton-Hodge

Shelby County can point with pride to examples of its generous helping hands – with every month seeming to bring new opportunities to raise funds, raise awareness for a cause, or help a local resident in need – and now organizers of Project Graduation are hoping to tap into that willingness to help.


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‘Feeder school’ concept tabled for middle, high schools

Elementary redistricting plan coming for Shelby County schools

By Todd Martin

Superintendent James Neihof could not discuss test scores during the Shelby County Board of Education meeting on Thursday, so he brought up another hot-button issue: school redistricting.


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Heritage Elementary students hear artist, county officials

KACo puts on presentation for students

By Lisa King

The Kentucky Association of Counties put on a presentation for 3rd and 4th graders at Heritage Elementary Wednesday that included a Kentucky artist and Shelby County officials that spoke to the children about what they do and their roles in government.


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Southside has huge jump; district achieves ‘proficient’

State test scores up sharply

By Todd Martin

There were several smiling faces throughout Shelby County Public Schools on Wednesday morning when the district received its Unbridled Learning Accountability System report card.

The district saw its ranking in Kentucky improve by 21 percentile points, up to the 77th percent out of 174 school districts, earning it the classification of Proficient and Progressing.

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K-PREP scores to be released Friday

Shelby County School Board: Board to take last look at 2013-14 budget

By Todd Martin

The Shelby County Board of Education will put together the final budget for the 2013-14 school year during Thursday’s regular board meeting at 7 p.m. at the district’s offices, 1155 Main St. in Shelbyville.


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Former Gov. Martha Layne Collins sits down at Collins High School to share stories about her time in the state’s highest office, her work ethic and what provides her drive to succeed.

Martha Layne Collins visits Martha Layne Collins

By Todd Martin

In a darkened auditorium Wednesday at Collins High School, former Gov. Martha Layne Collins sat down with Shelby County Public Schools Public Relations Coordinator Ryan Allan for a question-and-answer session to help enlighten the school’s senior class.


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College, career goals may require new paths

Shelby County School Board: SCPS may not be ready to get students ready

By Todd Martin

Kerry Fannin, director of secondary schools, presented a past, present and future of College and Career Readiness to the Shelby County Board of Education during Thursday’s meeting at Painted Stone Elementary.


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Board members to hear a report on progress

Shelby County School Board: How ready are students for college, careers?

By Todd Martin

The Shelby County Board of Education will take a look at its past, present and future Career Readiness.

Kerry Fannin, who has returned to the district as director of secondary schools, will have a report on the topic for the board at its meeting Thursday at Painted Stone Elementary School, 150 Warriors Way in Shelbyville.


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Board accepts Neihof’s recommendation for no increase in property tax

Shelby County School Board: Vote is official, tax rate is flat

By Todd Martin

The Shelby County Board of Education on Thursday took an action that it hasn’t taken in years, voting unanimously to keep the district’s personal property and real estate taxes at 71.5 cents per $100 of assessed value.


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A new committee would be charged with innovation for classroom and streamlining costs.

Neihof wants to reshape school district’s vision

Shelby County Public Schools is preparing to change the face of learning in the county.

By February, Superintendent James Neihof said he hopes to have a recommendation in place to alter the vision of the school district and the board for the next five years.


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