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Education

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD - Redistricting discussion to start

     When the Shelby County Board of Education convenes Thursday for the regularly scheduled meeting at 7 p.m., this week at Collins High School, 801 Discovery Blvd. in Shelbyville, Mike Clark, the district’s director of student services, will provide a report including a timeline and framework on the district’s plans for redistricting.

  • $7,000 grant awarded to Collins’ biomedical class

     Collins High School biomedical instructor Kristin Howell is bringing live research to her classroom with the integration of a unique subject.

    “I know it seems strange to have fish in a human biomedical science class,” she said with a laugh. 

    Howell was recently awarded a $7,000 grant by the Toshiba America Foundation in order to turn her classroom storage closet into a mini research lab, filled with zebrafish.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD - Baseball facilities named for Shelby stars

     On Thursday, the Shelby County Board of Education voted on new names for two facilities in the district – one old and one new.  There was no debate but a lot of vocal support for recommendations for the Shelby County High School baseball stadium and field.

    Kerry Whitehouse, assistant superintendent of facilities and a member of the 1979 state championship baseball team, presented the recommendations of the Pollett-Bailey Stadium and the Phil Bell Field.

  • Teachers no longer required to earn master’s degree

    Kentucky’s Education Professional Standards Board (EPSB) voted last week in favor of a waiver that removes the requirement for teachers to obtain their master’s degree by their tenth year of service.

  • SCPS continues work on bus routes

     More than three weeks into the new school year, bus route changes remain a concern for some.

    Faced with a shortage of drivers, the district this summer worked to change their bus routes to have less door to door pick ups and more community bus stops.

    The change left many parents up in arms, angry about the long walks and dangerous stops their child suddenly faced.

  • Webb named to UK Board of Trustees

     The Gov. Matt Bevin has appointed Shelbyville’s Rachel Webb to the Board of Trustees at the University of Kentucky, the governing group that provides oversight of the university.

    “First and foremost, we are held in trust to keep the university in good standing,” Webb said, noting under the title she will be expected to attend board meetings, as well as participate on committees.

    But Webb said the responsibility expands beyond that.

  • Bishop named Shelby’s Distinguished Young Woman

    After a temporary hiatus, Shelby County’s Distinguished Young Women competition is back and action and quickly regaining steam.

    This year, eight participants faced off in a competition that showcased their talents, minds and hearts.

    Arianna Dunn, Skyler McClusky, Paige Donovan, Kaitlin Bishop, Kayley Smith, Hannah Woods, Caitlin Chambers and Grace Wilkinson graced the stage with their skills.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD - Enrollment on the rise

    Shelby County school board members heard an update on the enrollment numbers when they convened for the regularly scheduled meeting Thursday at the Blair Center at Southside Elementary.

    “Enrollment is up from the beginning of last year,” Superintendent James Neihof said, noting they have a somewhat firm number at this point to determine staffing allocations. “This year we are working with Wright and Collins to make some adjustments.”

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD - Board to recognize 2018 Governor’s Scholars

    On Thursday, the Shelbyville Board of Education will meet at the Blair Center, 728 Ginkgo Drive for its regularly scheduled meeting at 7 p.m.

    Topping the meeting will be the recognition of the 2018 Governor’s Scholars.

  • Schools back in session

    Students smiled, parents cried and teachers cheered in anticipation for an exciting new year as families and buses lined up to drop students off at Shelby County schools Wednesday morning.