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Education

  • District breaks ground on Marnel Moorman school

     The sun shined bright on a vast crowd behind Collins High School Tuesday afternoon.  It was a memorable day as the multitude of guests loudly applauded and proudly showed their support for this momentous occasion.

    With shovels in hand, school officials and project leaders came together with several members of the Marnel Moorman family to ceremoniously break ground for the district’s newest school, which will be named in honor of Marnel C. Moorman, one of the community’s greatest advocates for education.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD - Board approves JCTC Campus startup funds

    On Thursday, the Shelby County Board of Education voted to provide $200,000 for startup funds for the JCTC campus.

    The district recently acquired the building and property and said the funds are necessary to accommodate the students that will utilize the facility.

    The funds cover necessary changes to the fire alarm and burglar alarms, locks, security cameras and HVAC controls. It also covers Wi-Fi upgrades, instructional technology equipment and funds for contingencies for any unforeseen needs such as furnishings, signage and flooring repairs.

  • Updated immunization requirements

     Along with shopping for new clothes and school supplies, a trip to your pediatrician should also be included on your child’s back to school to-do list.

    Kentucky recently passed new regulations requiring additional vaccinations for students. Effective July 1, the law now requires students receive a vaccination for hepatitis A and a second round of the Meningococcal vaccine.

    The recent hepatitis A outbreak is now considered the worst in the nation, with more than 960 confirmed cases in the state.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD - Board to consider JCTC Campus startup funds

     When board members convene for the regularly scheduled Shelby County Board of Education meeting Thursday, they will consider approval for startup funds for the Jefferson Community and Technical College campus.

    The board announced in May its intention to purchase the Jefferson Community & Technical College Shelby Campus, and it was recently finalized giving SCPS the building along with 60 acres of land.

    Both institutions agreed the change of hands would strengthen the impact on the educational and workforce community.

  • SCPS finalizes purchase of JCTCS campus

    Shelby County Public Schools announced in May their intent to purchase the Jefferson Community & Technical College Shelby Campus.  The sale of the campus was recently finalized giving SCPS the building along with 60 acres of land.

    The college said the agreement is a result of years of work to strengthen their impact on the educational and workforce community.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD - District finalizes plans to accommodate growth

    On Thursday Shelby County Board of Education members will consider resolutions that assure the district is prepared for future growth.

    At 7 p.m. Thursday at the district’s central office, the board will consider approval of the construction documents for the Discover Boulevard project.  The project will expand Discovery Boulevard to connect to Midland Industrial drive.

  • Odyssey sees six Shelby teams compete at World Finals

     The Odyssey of the Mind World Finals each year brings together teams from around the world to face off in a creative problem-solving competition.

  • Don’t stop the learning

     With a ten-week break ahead, students are eager to get their summer vacation started.  But officials with Shelby County Public Schools know the break isn’t always fun and games.  The gap in classroom time can create some major learning hurdles.

    “One of the things that we always are concerned about in summer is summer loss,” said Susan Dugle, SCPS chief academic officer, noting when kids are not engaged in reading, math activities or even discourse with one another, they can suffer from a learning loss.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD - Board approves balanced Tentative Budget

    Despite facing some hurdles in the Draft Budget, Shelby County Public Schools’ Director of Finance Susan Barkley said the Tentative Budget is balanced.

    Barkley said during the first phase of the budgeting process they had a deficiency of revenues over expenditures of about $326,000.

    “For that phase we did have a slight deficiency,” she said, explaining that there was little solid information at that point. In addition, Barkley noted the cuts at the state level were not as drastic as what they had expected.

  • From seniors to alumni

     Saturday was filled with smiles, hugs and tears as nearly 550 students across Shelby County took their ceremonial walk across the stage, venturing from seniors to alumni.

    Collins kicked-off the day of commencement celebrations by recognizing that the class of 2018 has the highest college and career readiness score in the school’s history.

    The events started with the presentation of the Silver Sword awards to Courtney Miller and Kristin Howell.