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Education

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD – Publishing unaudited report provides concern

    The Shelby County Board of education approved the unaudited financial report during their regular board meeting Thursday, but not before voicing concern. 

    Board member Andrew Cline shared his displeasure for a change in legislation requiring school boards to publish their unaudited report in local newspapers. 

    Cline said publishing the unaudited report shortly before the audited report is available could cause confusion. “There will be updated audited financial statements that go out in November,” he said. 

  • Teaching outside the box

    With an education system driven by a technology-focused world, it’s a breath of fresh air to know that schools haven’t stepped too far away from their roots.

    Beyond the school walls laden with power outlets for charging phones and tablets, there’s an entire world to be explored and many teachers in Shelby County are embracing this boundless classroom.

  • Cox returns to East as principal

    A familiar face will fill the role of principal at East Middle School, a position recently left vacant following Rebecca Martin’s move to central office.

    The school’s Site Based Decision Making (SBDM) council announced Jennifer Cox as its selection late last week.

    Though she is returning to the district after serving as a Goal Clarity Coach in Jefferson County, she is no stranger to the district.

  • SCPS to offer free lunches

    Shelby County Public Schools announced this week its participation in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) program, a provision from the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 that allows schools and local educational agencies (LEAs) with high poverty rates to provide free breakfast and lunch to all students.

    Cindy Murphy, school nutrition food service coordinator, said the provision is a big step toward battling adolescent hunger in the county. Shelby County will participate at the elementary and preschool levels this up coming school year.

  • Board of Ed meets Thursday

    The Shelby County Board of Education will meet with a light agenda Thursday at Central Office, 1155 West Main Street. The board will host a Diploma Recovery Graduation ceremony and consider the approval of an Eagle Scout Project.

     

    Also at the meeting, the board will:

    ·       Consider approval of revised BG-1 for the Shelby County High Gym Sound System and Technology Upgrade project.