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Education

  • Town hall talk on pensions

     Across the state, those who dedicate their lives to serving our communities are facing the challenge of an uncertain future with their retirement plans.

    The PFM Consulting Group, which was hired by the state, offered recommendations last month for Kentucky's pension systems that could save the state more than $1 billion a year.

    However, those recommendations have left many concerned, including members of the Shelby County Education Association.

  • Officers more involved at schools

     Parents encountered a bit of a delay Friday picking up students at West Middle School where a student was taken into police custody after a behavioral incident in a classroom.  While the matter was handled quickly and involved no threat to the general student body, parents were instantly on high alert at the sight of emergency vehicles blocking the car rider lane.  And in light of recent school-related tragedies, that response was justified.

    But that is a reaction the district is looking to eradicate in Shelby County.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD - Tensions high regarding SB-1

     Shelby County Public Schools Superintendent James Neihof kicked off Thursday’s school board meeting with a discussion regarding Senate Bill 1.

  • 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.

  • SCHS seniors earn more than $1m in scholarships

    Graduation

    ceremonies

    WHERE:Shelby County and Collins high school gyms

    WHEN: Saturday, 10 a.m. at Collins, and 2 p.m. at SCHS

    MORE INFO: Contact Collins at 647-1160 or SCHS at 633-2344.

    Shelby County High School seniors started their graduation celebrations Wednesday during the schools senior awards night where it was announced that SCHS graduates are starting their path to adulthood by earning more than $1 million in scholarships.

  • Collins’ seniors earn more than $2.5m in scholarships

    As anticipation for graduation day grows, seniors across the district are already earning recognition as celebratory events in honor of their hard work are underway.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD - Budget conversations resume for next step

     Shelby County Board of Education’s meeting Thursday kicked off with numerous recognitions followed by a report from superintendent James Neihof.

    In his report to the board, Neihof prepared the member for a budget update the next meeting, on May 24, when they will hear the tentative budget.

    The budget process has five components: the local draft budget, the state SEEK (Support Education Excellence in Kentucky) rate, the local tentative budget, the local tax rate and, lastly, the local working budget.