• Shelby County school board: Short agenda for board’s regular meeting

    The Shelby County Board of Education will meet with a very short agenda at 7 p.m. Thursday for its regularly scheduled meeting at the district’s central office, 1155 Main Street in Shelbyville.

    Along with reports and discussion, the board will entertain an interagency agreement with the Department of Juvenile Justice.

    The district has signed the agreements in the past to help fund $90,000 in personnel and operating costs at the Education Center at Cropper.

  • Shelby County School Board: New calendar is approved, school will be out May 30

    It’s official; the Shelby County Board of Education approved a recommendation to move the last day of school back one week to May 30.

    After an unusually harsh winter caused forced the district to take 13 snow days, the end of the school year had been pushed back to June 6, instead of the originally scheduled May 21.

    But adding only six days back to the original school calendar still gives the district plenty of time to meet the state’s educational requirements.

  • New Business: Sweet Avisha Frozen Yogurt, LLC.

    Address: 103 Jeanie Drive, Burks Plaza, Shelbyville,KY

    Who We Are: We are Sweet Avisha Frozen Yogurt, owned by Kurt and Jamie Smith. We are local residents of Shelbyville. We have lived in this community for over seventeen years. We enjoy yogurt shops, and thought it was time for Shelbyville to have one. We felt Shelbyville needed a place where friends and families could come and enjoy the atmosphere and have a sweet treat.

  • 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:

  • Shelby County school receives maximum donation of minis

    What started as a wish-list item for teachers and administrators at Painted Stone Elementary turned into a reality this year – and much quicker than anyone expected.

    After raising nearly $10,000, the Painted Stone Parent Teacher Organization in January donated 30 iPad Minis to the school, beating its goal by nearly half the school year.

  • Shelby County School Board: Change will help Southside lead 21st Century classrooms

    As the school district puts the finishing touches on the new Northside Early Childhood Center, it made a bold new change at the new Southside Elementary School, which is scheduled to open in the 2014-15 school year.

  • Shelby County School Board: New buildings to get full attention at meeting

    The Shelby County Board of Education will check the progress of the district’s two newest additions when it convenes at 7 p.m. Thursday at East Middle School, 600 Rocket Lane, for its regular meeting.

    The board will hear an update from architects K. Norman Berry and Associates on both the finishing touches at the Northside Early Childhood Center and on the progress at the new Southside Elementary School.

  • Shelby students’ MAP scores trending mostly down

    Since the beginning of the school year, elementary school students have shown progress in reading but have not done as well in math.

    That was the result of the winter MAP (Measures of Academic Progress) scores revealed by Lisa Smith, deputy superintendent of Shelby County Public Schools, to the school board at its meeting Thursday night.

  • Shelby County School Board: New vision, implementation to get vote

    The Shelby County Board of Education will take a vote on a proposed new vision for the district at it's meeting on Thursday at 7 p.m. at the district's offices, 1155 Main Street in Shelbyville.

    The concept, which focuses on five points – globally effective students, 21st Century professionals, healthy and responsible students, Innovation, and 21st Century Support Systems – was put together by the Strategic Leadership Team and presented to the board by a large group at the Jan. 23 meeting.

  • School board reviews draft budget

    Shelby County Public schools offered on Thursday night what Superintendent James Neihof called a “very conservative” early budget for the 2014-15 school year.

    The draft budget is a state-mandated review of projected receipts and expenses, and the school system’s director of finance, Greg Murphy, reminded board members that even though the state requires school boards to review it in January, a lot could change later.