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Education

  • District implements Standards Based Grading

    Report cards went out to parents across the district last week but the newly implemented grading scale has left some with more questions than answers.

    School district officials urge, however, that while the new Standards Based Grading system may take some time to adjust to, it is meant to give parents a deeper understanding of their child’s progress.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD Board to introduce board reps

     

  • Charter school legislation gets push

     

    While 43 states have legislation in place allowing charter schools, Kentucky is not one of them, but Gov. Matt Bevin, with the backing of his new appointees, is working to change that.

    Wednesday at the Kentucky Board of Education’s regular meeting in Frankfort, Bevin and his team urged the Kentucky Board of Education to call a work session in November in order to develop a position on charter school legislation.

  • Heritage named school of distinction

    Heritage Elementary School paced Shelby County Public Schools scores K-PREP scores, jumping seven points from last year to lead the pack.

    And while Heritage showed a big improvement, the district took a stop back, dropping 2.2 points from last year’s score.

  • Shelby County School Board – Collins’ presents Titan Innovations

    School board members Thursday enjoyed a special presentation from students at Collins High School participating in the 3PT (path, place, pace and time) learning model.  Five students in the program, in various grade levels, shared their experience with the new learning model and each voiced their approval.

    Students informed board members that Collins’ model, titled Titan Innovations, provided them with the flexibility, personalization, support and ownership of learning that they desired in their education.

  • Turning the page

    Simpsonville Elementary School opened its doors Monday evening to show off its newly renovated media space.

    Simpsonville Mayor Steve Eden, along with Simpsonville Elementary Principal Jill Tingle, Assistant Principal Adam Hicks, Library Media Specialist Karen Falkenstine, and Clifford the Big Red Dog, using a giant pair of scissors, cut the ceremonial green ribbon and opened the building up to students and family members for a special literacy night filled with activities, games and snacks. 

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD Innovations sharing experiences

    Thursday’s Shelby County Board of Education meeting will take place at 7 p.m. at Collins High School and the board will be treated to a presentation from students in the school’s 3PT (Pace, Place, Path and Time) program, titled Innovations.

    Five schools in the district, Heritage, Southside, Clear Creek, Shelby County and Collins, offer their own version of the 3PT learning model. 

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD Tax rate stays flat

    On Thursday the Shelby County Board of Education voted to maintain the tax rate of 71.5 cents per $100 for both personal and real property, the same rate for the fifth consecutive year.

    “The good news about that is that there is no increase to tax payers,” district director of finance Susan Barkley said.

    The tentative budget that the board approved in May was built on this rate, Barkley said, noting that the district’s estimated tax revenues in the tentative budget were more than 99 percent accurate.

  • Relinquishing control

    The sight of tables and chairs in the hallways and students coming and going as they please into classrooms laden with couches, recliners and bean bags could be misleading to a visitor. But what may seem like chaos to outsiders is a solution for many students in Shelby County.

    A new program called 3PT – path, place, pace and time – affords select students at Heritage, Southside and Clear Creek elementary schools and Shelby County and Collins high schools the opportunity to have more control over their day.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD - Tax rate expected to stay flat

    The Shelby County Public School tax rates for the 2016-2017 school-year will be established during the school board’s regularly scheduled meeting Thursday at 7 p.m. at the district’s offices, 1155 Main Street.

    Superintendent James Neihof told the board during the previous meeting that he plans to recommend no change for the tax rate for FY17.