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New arts center and expansion at ATC will be further discussed at the next meeting

School district looking at new ways to grow

By Ashley Wilkins

While there has not yet been an official vote, the Shelby County Public School’s Board of Education seems to be one step closer to a commitment of opening a public art center.

The subject was first discussed more than two years ago when various organizations throughout the county began expressing their desires for a venue to be used for meeting space, private classes and various other arts programs.


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Will be a pilot program as district studies usage

District to WiFi enable 4 buses

By Ashley Wilkins

A few years ago a student could complete a bit of homework on their bus ride home or maybe while on a long team trip, but as the Shelby County Public Schools district has expanded its use of digital devices, completing homework on the school bus has become nearly impossible for many. 


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Superintendent to request the board consider involvement

Encore for arts center discussion

By Ashley Wilkins

Two years after the project was first discussed with the community, Shelby County Public Schools Superintendent James Neihof said he wants the board to make a decision in regards to a proposed arts center to be located at the 800 block of Washington and Main streets in Shelbyville.

“We’ve been contemplating for some time, as a community, creating an arts center downtown. The school component of that would be arts education,” Neihof said.


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Business briefcase: Sept. 5 , 2014

Taste & Tunes


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Board will pay KSBIT settlement over 6 years

It’s official: tax rate remains flat

By Ashley Wilkins

 


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KDE wants questions, concerns with Common Core standards

A common complaint

By Ashley Wilkins

Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday announced Monday morning that the department of education is seeking feedback in regards to the state’s Common Core standards.

Holliday explained that the words “common core” have become a politically divisive term.  Education standards should not be a political issue, he said.


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Superintendent’s recommendation is no change

Shelby County school board: Vote expected for no tax increase

By Ashley Wilkins

The Shelby County Public Schools tax rates for the 2014-2015 school year will be established this Thursday at 7 p.m. at Collins High School during the Shelby County Board of Education meeting. 

But there doesn’t appear to be any surprises coming.

Superintendent James Neihof has said he will recommend no change in the tax rate, with it remaining at 71.5 cents per $100 of assessed value.

If approved, this would be the second year in a row the board left tax rates unchanged.


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Neihof’s recommendation for no increase in property tax to be taken up Aug. 28

Shelby County School Board: Board expected to keep tax rate is flat

By Lisa King

For the second straight year it appears that the Shelby County Board of Education will not change its property tax rate.

At Thursday night’s meeting, Neihof recommended keeping the rate the same, and board members agreed. Though there wasn’t much discussion, board member Karen Sams said she thought it was a good idea, as did board member Eddie Mathis.


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Nearly 7,000 in attendance on 1st day for SCPS

New school year starts off smoothly

By Ashley Wilkins

As the sun rose this morning, so did thousands of students across Shelby County, some eager to start back to school, some not so eager.


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Schools open today, school board to meet Thursday

SCPS teachers back on the job

By Ashley Wilkins

One might think a championship game was taking place Tuesday morning at the Collins High School gym. But it wasn’t a game at all, it was employees excited to get back on the job after a two-month break.


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