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State cuts force local changes

SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD - Board approves 4 percent tax hike

By Ashley Sutter

 In a 3-2 split decision, the Shelby County school board members elected ultimately to adopt an increased property tax rate of .731 up from the current .715 per $100 of assessed value.


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Shelby student earns USTA trip with winning essay

Acing tennis, education

By Ashley Sutter

Shelbyville’s Ezekiel Salama learned last week that hard work and determination can sometimes pay off in a big way.


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Students learn from the rare solar experience

A grade in the shade

By Ashley Sutter

 For a brief moment Monday, the sun didn’t shine so bright over our old Kentucky home.  But even in the shade, Shelby County students found an opportunity to blossom and grow.


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Will set community Profile of a Graduate forums at Thursday’s meeting

SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD - Board members ready for Q&A

By Ashley Sutter

 Shelby County Public Schools announced earlier this month its work toward a new leadership plan, the Profile of a Graduate.

To advance this work, board members made it their personal project to gain feedback from the community through outreach forums.

On Thursday, board members will discuss their plans for those forums when they convene for the board’s regularly scheduled meeting at 7 p.m. at the district’s central office, 1155 West Main Street.


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Board will vote on tax rates at Aug. 24 meeting

SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD - Preliminary tax talk

By Ashley Sutter

No tax rate action has been taken as of yet, but on Thursday Susan Barkley, the district’s director of finance, presented the certified property assessment report for the 2017-2018 school year and said she had good news.


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Shelby is a near perfect spot to watch the solar eclipse, and all that comes with it

Total eclipse of the heartland

By Ashley Sutter

Generally when the atmosphere grows cold and dark, it sets the scene for an ominous and unpleasant occasion. However, in just ten days, many will stop in awe to witness a once-in-a-lifetime astrological phenomenon that will do just that.


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Regardless of the choice, educators agree sending a child to Kindergarten ready to learn is vital.

Preschool or nurturing at home

By Ashley Sutter

A child’s brain is like a dry sponge, ready to absorb.  Put any lesson in front of a preschooler and they will soak it up.


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Profile of a Graduate ready to roll out

SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD - Board to review new leadership plan

By Ashley Sutter

On Thursday the Shelby County Board of Education will review the plan that is set to replace the retired Strategic Leadership Plan.

Dubbed A Profile of a Graduate, the plan lays the foundation of what characteristics community members feel a graduate of SCPS should embody.


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Community help needed to develop measurement of the plan

District unveils Profile of a Graduate

By Ashley Sutter

Four years ago Shelby County Public Schools rolled out its measurement of success called the Strategic Leadership Plan.  The 4-year plan measured the district’s work toward achieving goals in five areas: Globally Effective Students, 21st Century Professionals, Healthy and Responsible Students, Leadership Innovation and 21st Century Support Systems.


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Back to school brings tears, smiles and high fives

An emotional return

By Ashley Sutter

“I’m a very emotional mom this morning,” said Ginny Sullivan as she dropped off her daughter Karsyn for her first day of elementary school at Painted Stone. 


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