• School budget has uneasy balance

    The Shelby County school district presented its tentative budget during Thursday's school board meeting, taking its second look at what 2010-2011 should look like.

    The first budget, the draft budget, was prepared in late January, and the final version, the working budget, will be finished in the fall, once the final enrollment numbers are known.

  • Biomedical sciences added at SCHS


  • EARLIER: Collins principal discusses new school

    Like hundreds of his fellow juniors, it’s clear that Adam Miller is ready for his senior year of high school. But whether he will be graduating as a Rocket or a Titan remains up in the air.

    Miller was in a crowd of more than 100 in the Shelby County High School Theater on Thursday night as Martha Layne Collins High School Principal Anthony Hatchell shared the latest information on the new high school and answered an assortment of questions from parents and students, ranging from concerns about course offerings to athletic inquiries.

  • More answers about Collins

    Collins High School remains on schedule, with nearly 80 percent of the construction complete.

    And with that in mind, the district provided some answers to several parents, students and community members on Tuesday with its second Collins Family Night.

    At the Shelby County High School auditorium, Collins Principal Anthony Hatchell took the time to share some information about the school and some of its new hires.

  • School board frees up money

    The Shelby County Board of Education was able to free up some money for other projects at Thursday's meeting.

    After updating the finance application for Collins High School at its meeting July 8 and adding $2.3 million back into the building fund, the board was able to move the funding of the Collins Athletic Complex from the general fund to the building fund. That also includes the recent building change orders to remove unsuitable soils from the parking lots of the school and baseball/softball fields.

  • EARLIER: New school boundaries drawn

    We now have a clearer picture of which students will attend Martha Layne Collins when it opens next summer.

    School officials have outlined the attendance boundaries for the separation of students between Collins and Shelby County High School. and they may look somewhat familiar.

    If you live in the West Middle School District, you would go to Collins. In you live in the East Middle School District, you would go to SCHS.

  • EARLIER: School rezoning: Another change

    Following discussions during an open forum Thursday, at least some parents have a better understanding of the reasons and impact behind the school attendance area redistricting for 2010-11.

    And it appears school administrators benefited from the forum as well.

  • Four get WOW awards

        Each month, the Shelby County School system honors selected employees for exceptional performances. At Thursday night’s

  • School budget forecast is red numbers

    Shelby County Public Schools' working budget was approved at Thursday's meeting.


    And though the district's expenses are projected to exceed its revenue by about $1.1 million, or almost 3 percent, the forecast isn't nearly as bad as it looks.


  • Throng crowds Career Day at fairgrounds

    A sea of white could be seen Wednesday and Thursday at the fairgrounds as thousands wearing construction helmets scurried about doing everything from building a stone wall to working on electrical displays.