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Education

  • Shelby County School Board: Positive energy for the schools

    With difficult and depressing budget forecasts recently dominating meetings, the Shelby County Board of Education received some good news during Thursday's gathering at Clear Creek Elementary.

    District Energy Manager Sherman Adams relayed big savings the district has seen with some electric upgrades, rebates and habit changes.

    The district uses the 2009-10 school year as baseline data, because it's the year before Adams started in his role.

  • Shelby County School Board: Students eating healthier at school

    Members of the Shelby County School Board found out Thursday that even with increased regulations, Shelby County students already are getting healthy lunches that meet new national standards.

    Food Services Coordinator Evell Coomer and District Health Coordinator Traci Earley combined to provide a report on the district's nutrition and physical activity during Thursday's meeting.

    Coomer started the report, stating that lunch services were up 3 percent in the district, with 65.5 percent of the students purchasing lunch district-wide.

  • How can schools deal with lower state funding?

    As the Shelby County Board of Education recently has wrestled with budget issues, both statewide and its own, its members reached out Monday to their local legislative representation.

  • Shelby County School Board: Schools continue to study energy efficiencies

    With budget cuts from the state and funding issues locally, the Shelby County Board of Education will be looking for some good news with savings on energy.

    District Energy Manager Sherman Adams will provide the board with a presentation during Thursday's 7 p.m. meeting at Clear Creek Elementary School.

    Last August, Adams, who works for Shelby County and five other districts, gave the board excellent news with savings all over the district of 1.7 million kilowatt hours from the previous year.

  • Schools try to solve budget equation

    School districts around the state are contemplating Gov. Steve Beshear's budget proposal from last week and seeing how they can squeeze their budgets to fit within the cuts.

    Although Beshear has committed to funding at the same level as 2011-12, that doesn't take into account growth across the commonwealth.

    Per-pupil state funding is taking a hit, and in growth districts like Shelby County, that means stretching money over a bigger pool of students.

    Even the positives from Beshear's plan could hurt.

  • Shelby County School Board: Digital data boards help track students

    The Shelby County Board of Education rang in the New Year with its first meeting of 2012 on Thursday.

    The board opened by electing Eddie Mathis as its new chairman and Doug Butler as the vice chairman. After that and some recognition in honor of National School Board Month, the board quickly was down to work.

    The staff opened with a report on data boards, which are often discussed during meetings, especially those that involve test scores.

  • Shelby County Public Schools: First glance at budget for 2012-13: Grim

    The Shelby County Board of Education received some grim news with the first look at its 2012-13 budget.

    The draft budget, which is a state-mandated review of projected receipts and expenses, was presented at Thursday's meeting and with it came an appeal from Superintendent James Neihof that the board members talk to the county’s leaders in Frankfort about continuing cut costs in education.

    In his report, Neihof said the state needs to get back to the funding level it provided in 2008.

  • Shelby County School Board: Budget for 2012-13 to get its 1st review

    With a new year comes a new budget.

    The Shelby County Board of Education will get its first look at the 2012-13 draft budget at Thursday’s meeting at the district offices at 1155 Main Street.

    A new board chair and vice chair will lead the meeting into always dicey budget discussions.

    The current 2011-12 working budget shows the district having to cover more than $625,000 in Support Education Excellence in Kentucky (SEEK) funding from the state. However, that number will not be fully known until the end of the school year.

  • Report says Shelby trails state's college-bound student rate

    Shelby County is right on average with the state in producing college-going students, according to a report released on the class of 2010.

    The Kentucky P-20 Data Collaborative, a coalition of educational groups, released last week the Kentucky High School Feedback Report for College-Going Students in the class of 2010.

    It showed that of the 427 students graduating from Shelby County Public Schools in 2010, 60.2 percent went on to college, with 61.6 percent going on from Shelby County High School.

  • Shelby County Public Schools : 6 teachers earn board certification

    Shelby County Public Schools announced Wednesday that six new teachers had earned their National Board Certification, brining the district's total to 54.

    The district's press release showed Shelby County High School and Painted Stone Elementary each with two teachers  earning the national recognition this year: Karin Ceralde and Julia Webb and Molly Davie and Heather Fallen, respectively.

    Also earning their certification were Amy Vest from Southside Elementary and Kimberly Lewis from Wright Elementary.