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Education

  • Accountability results unveiled

    Across the state, districts are reviewing their state KPREP results and this year in Shelby County Superintendent James Neihof has no qualms in announcing his displeasure with what he’s seen.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD - Board approves balanced working budget

     District director of finance, Susan Barkley presented to the Shelby County school board members a balanced working budget when they convened Thursday evening for their second regularly scheduled September meeting.

    Barkley noted based on various changes from the Tentative Budget approved in May, working budget receipts exceeded expenditures by just more than $400,000.

    She opened her presentation by sharing those changes, which include:

    §  Certified assessments and tax rates

    §  SEEK revenues

  • Schools helping schools

    A month ago a devastating hurricane wreaked havoc across the western coast of Texas.  While here in Kentucky the initial shock and concern for the hundreds of thousands impacted by Hurricane Harvey has faded and our lives have moved on, many families in Houston and neighboring cities are still left picking up the pieces.

    But students across Shelby County schools have yet to put the devastation that left behind $40 billion in damage, out of their minds.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD - Working budget up for approval

     

    Members of the Shelby County School Board will consider for approval the 2017-18 Working Budget when they meet for their regularly scheduled meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday at the district offices at 1155 West Main Street.  The Working Budget is the third and final phase of the budget. 

    The board approved a balanced Tentative Budget in May with a slight excess of revenues over expenditures – $4,715.

  • Town hall talk on pensions

     Across the state, those who dedicate their lives to serving our communities are facing the challenge of an uncertain future with their retirement plans.

    The PFM Consulting Group, which was hired by the state, offered recommendations last month for Kentucky's pension systems that could save the state more than $1 billion a year.

    However, those recommendations have left many concerned, including members of the Shelby County Education Association.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD - Accountability scores top agenda

    Shelby County Board of Education members will hear an Accountability Transition Report from Chief Academic Officer Susan Dugle when they convene for the regularly scheduled October board meeting Thursday at 7 p.m. at the district’s central office, 1155 West Main Street.

    “We’re preparing for the individual school reports that are coming up in November,” SCPS public relations coordinator Ryan Allan said, noting that this report would cover the scores of the district, as a whole.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD - Board approves 4 percent tax hike

     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.

    The meeting opened with a public hearing on the matter and while no members of the community were present to speak for or against the proposed change, board members did not come to their decision lightly.

  • Acing tennis, education

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

    A straight-A eighth grade student at the Louisville Collegiate School, Salama combined his strength in education with his love for tennis and won a unique essay contest, earning him a once-in-a-lifetime trip.

  • A grade in the shade

     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.

    Across the district students filed out of their classrooms, protective eye wear and thinking caps in tote, ready to witness and learn from a rare planetary occurrence.

    As the planet aligned just right, placing the moon between the Bluegrass State and the sun, an ominous light surrounded students gazing up in wonder.

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

     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.