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Education

  • 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.

  • 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.