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Education

  • 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.

  • Kids embracing SnoGo

     Kids across many states this week have been treated to an extended winter break.  But inclement weather and closed school doors haven’t slowed the learning at Shelby County Public Schools.

    Thanks to SnoGo, the district’s non-traditional instruction program, students across the district have faced little educational interruption.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD Board to vote on 2018-19 calendar

    The Shelby County Board of Education will have the final vote on the 2018-19 school year calendar when it convenes Thursday for its regularly scheduled meeting at 7 p.m. at the district offices, 1155 West Main Street, Shelbyville.

    Last month, Mike Clark, the district’s director of student services, presented two calendar options to the board for their vote.

    While the board will consider just two options, Clark said the process of narrowing down the options was a diligent process that spanned across four calendar committee meetings. 

  • Beauty beyond the bell

    As vice principal of Painted Stone Elementary, Emily Campanell influences the young lives she touches each day.

    But her newest title as Modern Miss Kentucky is helping her expand that influential reach beyond the walls of her school and across the state.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD - Board accepts annual audit

    On Thursday members of the Shelby County school board accepted the 2016/17 audit report, which ultimately declared the district clear of any necessary modifications.

    “Your financial statements are in really good shape,” auditor Denise Keene said.

    Keene also touched on the district’s net pension liability noting they have $15.6 million of unfunded liability in just classified employees.

    “The liability doesn’t concern me,” she said, noting what does concern her, however, are future increases to the contributions.

  • Teachers helping future teachers

    In recognition of a need for an education foundation in the community Citizens Union Bank and the Shelby County Board of Education Thursday approved authorizing the establishment of the Shelby County Education Foundation as a component fund of the Shelby County Community Foundation.

    The mission of the foundation is to improve opportunities for academic success by providing equitable access to funding for student projects and academic pursuits for both potential and current Shelby County teachers.

  • 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.