• SCHS’ Bentley named Teacher of the Year

     After nearly three decades in the classroom, Eva Bentley said Thursday night’s honor was the pinnacle of her career.

    “It was a good feeling to be appreciated,” Bentley said of the honor of being named Shelby County Public School’s 2017-18 Teacher of the Year. “I was pretty surprised.”

    In a video dedication Margo Whisman, principal at Shelby County High School, shared why her teacher was highly deserving of the honor.

  • Shelby County Public Schools - Proposed bills and their impact on school funding

     Several bills are in the works that could impact the state’s public education funding.

    Last month, Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin presented his budget proposal for the next two years.

    His proposal included fully funding state pensions alongside cuts to state agencies and the removal of various programs.

    While these cuts have been a major concern for public school districts across the commonwealth, several bills have been introduced to the house that could put money back into those districts’ pockets.

  • Shelby County School Board - Board approves Draft Budget

    The Shelby County Board of Education Thursday reviewed a draft budget that, according to the district’s Director of Finance Susan Barkley, would not balance without some changes.

    Decreases from SEEK [Support Education Excellence in Kentucky] funding and required CERS [County Employees Retirement System] payments contribute to an unbalance, tilting the budget into the red at just more than $300,000 of nearly $50.4 million in expenses compared to a little more than $50 million in expected revenue. 

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD - Board voices condolences for Marshall County

    Shelby County’s board of education meeting Thursday opened with a moment of silence in honor of the Marshall County School district.

    Tragedy hit their county last week when a student opened fire on his classmates, killing two and injuring more than a dozen others.

    “I can’t imagine what they are going through,” board member Brenda Jackson said.

    Board members agreed they would like to express their condolences to the district.

  • Bus collision results in no serious injuries

    It wasn’t the ideal way to wrap up the last day of school before the holiday break for 32 students traveling home Tuesday afternoon.

    Traveling along Scott Pike in Waddy, Heritage bus No. 1763 collided with a UPS truck when the two met at in a tight curve in the road.

    With the safety of children at stake, emergency responders from across the county rushed to the scene.

    Crewmembers were relieved to arrive to a situation with no serious injuries.  However, some students were overtaken by the shock of the overwhelming scene.

  • Help for the holidays

      In the season of listening to kids beg and cry for more and more toys, it’s refreshing to see young adults thinking of others. 

    That is certainly the case with at West Middle School where teacher Shannon Pugh said two of her students have taken a classroom project and ran with it.

    “The kids had to create an action plan of how they could positively change their community,” she said.

    And two sixth grade girls, Meg Barnett and Bristol Wallace, really took charge of their project.  

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD - Board to consider annual audit

    Board members will hear the annual audit report for the 2016/17 school year when the Shelby County Board of Education convenes for its regularly scheduled meeting Thursday at 7 p.m. at the district’s central office 1155 West Main Street.

    “It’s just a standard procedure that we have to do per the Kentucky Department of Education and federal regulations,” SCPS public relations coordinator Ryan Allan said.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD - Board enjoys the arts

    The halls of Heritage Elementary school were lined with brightly colored works of art and overflowing with proud family and friends for the school’s annual Art Night Thursday evening. 

    Hundreds of paintings, drawings, colorings and 3-D works of art hung from the ceiling, filled the windows and covered nearly every inch of the school’s walls while family members and friends filled the cafeteria, library and art rooms learning from students how to make their own works of art. 

  • Shelby County School Board - Heritage to give school board taste of the arts

    Shelby County Board of Education members will convene at 7 p.m. Thursday at Heritage Elementary School for their regularly scheduled monthly meeting.  But before the meeting kicks-off, board members will have the opportunity to take in some school culture.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD - Board approves P-8 center design

     Board members got a taste of the future Thursday evening with a look at the schematic design for a new preschool-8th grade facility proposed for the property adjacent to Collins High School.

    Jeremy Adams with Studio Kremer Architects presented plans that included moveable glass walls, maker spaces and hubs –giving the design a very 21-century feel.