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Education

  • SHELBY COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION - Updates on Marnel Moorman School presented

     On Thursday, members of the Shelby County Board of Education took another look at the plans for the Marnel Moorman School being developed south of Collins High School on Discovery Boulevard.  Architects with Studio Kremer recapped some of the previously presented information and provided more finalized details as the project comes to fruition.

    Architects shared the school would be a long building with a slight step down to flow with the decline in landscape.

  • Teacher delegate to will come together in Frankfort Friday to contest Bevin’s veto decision

      Just one week after teachers rallied together in Frankfort to protect school funding and their pensions, Gov. Matt Bevin and public education are once again toe-to-toe in the ring.

    Last Monday, thousands of Kentucky teachers joined together at the capital to voice their opposition of a pension bill that puts future teachers into a hybrid cash-balance plan, rather than a traditional pension, and will increase the time they must work before retirement benefits become available.

    Many also voiced their desire to see better funding for public education.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD - Architects to present report on new school

     On Thursday, SCPS school board members will hear a report from Studio Kremer Architects on the new Marnel C. Moorman School to be developed south of Collins High School on Discovery Boulevard.

    Also at the meeting, board members will consider approval for the construction documents and release for bids for the new school, pending final review and approval by Superintendent James Neihof and Kentucky Department of Education.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD - iLead grant application to be considered

     When the Shelby County Board of Education convenes Thursday they will consider for approval a resolution to support the Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative application for a New Skills for Youth grant to support development of a regional iLEAD Academy to serve Jefferson, Bullitt, Spencer and Shelby counties.

    An iLead academy currently exists to support Carroll, Gallatin, Henry, Owen and Trimble counties, which are also serviced by OVEC.

    The goal of the academy is to get each student College Ready by the end of the second year.

  • 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.

  • New school to be named for Marnel Moorman

    On Thursday, the Shelby County Board of Education voted in favor of naming the district’s new Preschool-8th grade school for former Shelby County teacher and Kentucky Education Association President Marnel Moorman.

    Ryan Allan, the district’s public relation coordinator, said the naming committee, made up of students, board members, administrators and members of the community, worked for several weeks to come up with their recommendation. 

  • Collins hosts VEX state tournament

     Collins High School hosted the Kentucky State High School Vex Robotics Championship over the weekend and saw 44 teams vie for a slot in the VRC World Championship, which will be in Louisville next month.  The district sent seven teams into the competition, with six from Collins and one from Shelby County. The competition requires student teams to build a robot to perform different tasks.

    The placements were:

     

    Collins

    3217A –10

    3217G – 19

    3217D – 20

  • SCHS student selected as Derby poster winner

     Art has always been a hobby for Ashley McHone, but with a recent announcement, her pastime is becoming a passion.

    First Lady Glenna Bevin announced Monday McHone’s work was selected as the winning entry of the 2018 Kentucky Derby Poster Contest.

    An acrylic painting on canvas of a horse surrounded by red roses, McHone’s piece best embodied the theme: “What does the Kentucky Derby look like to you?”

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD - Southside presentation

     Shelby County school board members will dive into culture at Southside Elementary School Thursday as they come together for the regularly scheduled meeting at the school at 7 p.m.

    As host for the meeting, Southside, located at 718 Ginkgo Drive in Shelbyville, will welcome board members with a student presentation on the arts.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL - Discovery Boulevard still a dead end

     Shelby County Public Schools has worked for quite some time to untangle the Discovery Boulevard mess left by a defunct developer and it seems the battle isn’t quite over.

    Superintendent James Neihof Thursday approached the Shelbyville City Council and explained when they purchased the property for the construction of Collins High School, they were under contractual agreement with WAZE, which had planned to develop property around the school, to build the road.