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Education

  • Board will look at altering voting districts

    The Shelby County Board of Education will hear recommendations on redistricting for the board’s

    geographic boundaries at their regular meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday in the district's offices, 1155 Main Street in Shelbyville.

    The proposed changes are a result of rezoning done by the county to balance the population after the 2010 Census, according to Ryan Allan, the public relations coordinator for the district. In regards to population changes, the county clerks office made some changes to voting boundaries.

  • SCPS gets funding for early childhood academies

    Two Shelbyville elementary schools will soon take part in a statewide program aimed at better preparing children for kindergarten.

    Toyota and the United Way announced Monday morning that Shelbyville’s Southside Elementary will be one of 14 new schools chosen to launch a bornlearning Academy, a school-based workshop dedicated to turning everyday moments into learning opportunities.

    The decision was a strategic one, according to Program Coordinator, Helen Carroll.

  • SCPS fraud case not heard by grand jury

    Last month, Shelby County Public Schools Superintendent James Neihof disclosed to The Sentinel News, that he had evidence that indicated embezzlement of a portion of the school’s budget by now former Payroll Manager Benita Anglin.

    And at that time he was confident that the case would be heard by the Shelby County Grand Jury this month, but it appears that it has been pushed back.

    Despite his confidence, Anglin’s name was not on the docket this past Wednesday.

  • SCPS accuses employee of theft

    Shelby County Public Schools has turned over information to the Kentucky State Police and the Commonwealth Attorney’s office to investigate fraud and embezzlement of school district funds.

    Shelby County Public Schools Superintendent James Neihof expressed his belief that investigators have gathered enough information to charge district Payroll Manager Benita Anglin, a 15-year employee with Shelby County Public Schools, with payroll fraud.

    He declined to note the amount taken or the method used to cover up the transactions while the investigation continues.

  • SCPS graduations

    Saturday, May 31 will mark the end of a 12-year journey for 465 high school seniors.  The years of struggling with grades, teachers, homework, friends, boyfriends and girlfriends are coming to an end as they close this chapter in their lives and begin a new one.

  • Shelby seniors earn $1.4 million in scholarships

    By ASHLEY WILKINS

    Friends and family members held flowers, snapped photos and wiped prideful tears from their eyes as one by one, seniors at Shelby County High School took the stage Thursday afternoon to receive awards and scholarships totaling more than $1.4 million.

  • Shelby County School Board: Changes ahead for pilot teacher assessment program

    A pilot assessment program for teachers that launched this school year in Shelby County will take a new direction next year.

    Educators spoke favorably about the upcoming changes in next year’s program when they addressed the Shelby County School Board Thursday about the Certified Evaluation Plan.

    “The certified evaluation plan is quite different for next year, we have a new professional growth and effectiveness system that we’re going to be implementing,” said Cindy French, director of elementary schools.

  • Shelby County School Board: Painted Stone to get efficiency upgrade

    On the back of West Middle’s almost 30 percent energy reduction and improved Energy Star rating, Painted Stone Elementary will receive an energy-saving project upgrade worth more than $92,000.

    The Shelby County Board of Education approved the project, which will seal a gap between the walls and the underside of the school’s roof. K. Norman Berry Associate Architects – which has also designed and overseen the Northside Early Childhood Center and the new Southside Elementary School – made a design plan for the estimated four-week project.

  • NEIHOF: Helping students find a purpose

    Eighty-seven percent of teens recently reported on a Gallup Youth Survey that their lives have an overall purpose, and a powerful impulse to serve other people and society as a whole pervades many of the comments of those interviewed.

  • Shelby County School Board: 2013-14 goals will be updated

    The Shelby County Board of Education on Thursday will hear an update on its progress toward the goals it set for the school year.

    During the meeting, which will be at the school’s district offices, 1155 Main St. in Shelbyville, the board members will hear from Deputy Superintendent Lisa Smith about the district’s success toward meeting the goals based around the district’s Five Main Things – Curriculum Alignment, Instructional Norms, Professional Learning, Intervention and Enrichment.

    Those goals, set last April, include, among others: