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Education

  • New social studies standards please district

    The new social studies standards were released to the Kentucky Board of Education earlier this month for feedback and are under public review and already teachers and administrators across the state are expressing their aversion for the standards, expressing they lack substance. The standards, after review and any changes, will eventually become part Kentucky’s Core Academic Standards and be built into the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress, or K-PREP, tests.

  • Shelby County School Board – Open house to precede Board of Ed meeting

    The Shelby County Board of Education will meet Thursday at 7 p.m. at Southside Elementary School, 728 Ginkgo Street in Shelbyville.  Prior to the meeting, Southside Elementary will be open to the public from 5 to 6:30 p.m. for a community open house.  This is the first time the building has been open for the community since it was finished late this summer, just before school started.

  • UofL President stops at Shelby, Collins

    Friday morning, University of Louisville President James Ramsey stood before juniors and seniors at both Collins and Shelby County high schools, stressing the importance of continuing education beyond high school.

    “We live in a changing, international, global economy and education is more important than ever,” Ramsey said.

    Each fall, Ramsey, along with other UofL representatives, visits between 10 and 20 schools around the area. And while he has been to SCHS in the past, Friday was his first visit to Collins.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD – State auditors to meet with board

    Thursday’s school board meeting opened up with a report from Shelby County Public School’s Superintendent James Neihof.

    Neihof updated the board members on several happenings within the district, including the recent release of the State Auditor’s Examination, which was initiated per request of the district following the suspected fraud within the finance department. 

  • State auditor says Anglin had “too much access”

    In April, Shelby County Public Schools uncovered suspected fraudulent activity that resulted in the theft of nearly $600,000.

    Former payroll manager Benita Anglin was indicted for the theft on Aug. 20 and awaits her first trial date on Nov. 3.

    Immediately following the discovery, Superintendent James Neihof alerted the proper authorities and an audit by the Kentucky State Auditors Office was initiated per request of the district.

  • School board ready to vote on new voting districts

     

    An hour-long meeting may have finally brought resolve to an issue that has been lingering for more than five years.

    Tuesday evening, a special called meeting was held in order to establish new school board voting district boundaries.

    Due to population shifts and because the district boundaries have not been reestablished since 1999, the amount of voters in each district are off balance by more than 10-percent, and have been so for many years.

  • Student reps to be inducted

    This week’s Shelby County Board of Education meeting will open up with the installation of two student school board representatives.

    Seniors Michael “Steven” Cheppo of Martha Layne Collins High School and Hunter Moore of Shelby County High School will take their seat on the board after being sworn in by Judge Michael Harrod on Thursday at the district’s central office located at 1155 Main St. in Shelbyville.

  • District sees KPREP scores continue to rise

    Shelby County Public School officials have quietly been walking around with big smiles this week as the district learned on Wednesday that it’s annual state test scores increased again.

    For the second year in a row, district saw improvement in its Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (KREP) scores.

  • District to broaden career strands

    After a long, and sometimes heated debate, the Shelby County Board of Education Thursday approved 3-2 the funding of a new arts center for the district, although with some strings still attached.

    The board approved a recommendation to join the Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative in the building of a city center, which will provide art courses to students before and after school, as well as private lessons, at a maximum of $3.5 million.

  • Leading the way into engineering course

     

    Students at West Middle School are already getting a taste of engineering experience, thanks to a robotics course being provided to sixth and seventh graders at the school.

    In the library at West Middle School Thursday evening, the Shelby County Public School’s Board of Education heard presentations from Carson Jorgenson and Abigail VanDeVelde.  The sixth-graders at the school presented two projects they had created in the robotics course this year, a program funded by a Project Lead The Way grant.