• Board votes to build new Southside, add preschool on Northside site

    With construction and finishing touches just wrapping up at Martha Layne Collins High School, Shelby County Public Schools will jump right back into the building process.

    But this time they'll work on two buildings at once.

    The Board of Education Thursday voted to make a few changes in buildings around the county.

  • School board gets good audit
  • School board changes meeting schedule

    The Shelby County Board of Education will be working overtime during the last part of the month.

    The board has moved the meeting scheduled for this past Thursday at Clear Creek Elementary to Oct. 21 at 6 p.m. at the SCPS Central Office on Main Street.

    The board is also adding special called meetings on Oct. 19 at 6 p.m. and Nov. 4 at 7 p.m., both also at central office.

    The special called meetings will allow the board to hear academic improvement plans from each school.

  • School board to seat 2 students

    The Shelby County Board of Education will get two more voices on Thursday when student representatives from both Shelby County and Collins are introduced.


    Austin Crowe, now a senior at Collins, will take his second tour on the board, and senior Quinten Cottrell will join him from SCHS.


    Senior Judge Michael Harrod will swear in the two during Thursday's meeting.


  • MAP data: Problem readers are improving

    Going into the second year of MAP testing, Shelby County Public Schools officials are beginning to see the benefits of testing tool.

    The Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) tests that are administered three times a year allow administrators to track the success, improvement and growth of each student in the district.

    One area in which the test is showing immediate improvement is through the district’s summer school program.

  • Schools' grades improve overall

    Shelby County Public Schools got good news and bad with the round of state and national test results released Thursday.


    Led by another stellar performance by Painted Stone Elementary and incredible growth at Southside and Wright elementaries, the district showed overall positive gains in the Kentucky Core Content Test and national No Child Left Behind.


    No Child Left Behind scores are based off of the math and reading scores from the KCCT tests, and throughout the district, SCPS saw improvement in almost every area.


  • School board reviews plans, takes no action

    The Shelby County Board of Education heard discussion Thursday night concerning enrollment projections and how they relate to the District Facility Plan but ultimately took no action. At its meeting on Aug.

  • EARLIER: Shelby County High School has big changes, too

    Though Collins High School's construction has been getting the majority of the attention, Shelby County High School has undergone a renovation of its own this summer.

    The school has been spruced up out front, with a fresh look for the main entrance area, and the upstairs has been set up for the new center for what is called the 8-9 Center.

    Associate Principal Tracye Nalley will be in charge of the new-look second floor, which will house the eighth- and ninth-grade students for the majority of the day.

  • EARLIER: Collins welcomes students to new school

    Students started filling into Collins High School this week for their first official visits,

    The school began orientations, kicking off with the eighth-graders on Monday and seniors on Wednesday.

    The two landmark classes were greeted by former Gov. Martha Layne Collins herself.

    The eighth-grade class will be the first full 5-year class at Collins, and this year's seniors will be the first graduating class.

  • EARLIER: Time to open for Collins and everyone

    As former Gov. Martha Layne Collins slowly made her way down the hallway on Sunday, words such as beautiful, amazing, state-of-the-art, gorgeous and just wow bounced around.

    Nearly everyone that stopped Collins, a native of Bagdad, raved about the new school that carries her name. And Collins herself was just as impressed with the new facilities.